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Notice: Please be aware that our Santa Claus events are now fully booked.

A marvel of its age

Opened in 1871 Souter remains an iconic beacon. Hooped in red and white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter is a special place all year round and was the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity.

To the north The Leas is a two and a half mile stretch of magnesian limestone cliffs, wave-cut foreshore and coastal grassland. The cliffs and rock stacks of Marsden Bay are home to nesting Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Cormorants, Shags and Guillemots. South of the lighthouse is Whitburn Coastal Park and Nature Reserve – reclaimed colliery land, now a haven for wildlife.

One down, several more to go! © NTPL/972951

One down, several more to go!

Calling all twitchers

Join the bird race on 4 January 2015.

The aim of the game is to count as many species of bird you can in one day.

It’s completely free to join in - for more information contact Jason on 07541 212861.

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