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Vernal Equinox 2020

Vernal equinox = first day of Spring!

The vernal equinox typically occurs on 20 or 21 March and is characterised by the sun being exactly above the equator. Consequently, day and night are equal in length. It also marks the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere.

The world may be in various stages of ‘lockdown’ at the moment, owing to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, but the seasons march on. And there are signs of Spring throughout the Breamish Valley.

Northumberland National Park remains open and, if you are able to, getting out into nature is useful for both your physical and mental health. However, please follow the UK Government’s current advice.

We ask only that you follow Government advice about your specific situation and be mindful of the needs of others.

National Parks Authority

Having been out cycling along the valley today, here are a few photos that remind us that Spring has now begun.

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The Pow Burn through the Powburn Community Garden
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Looking towards the Children’s Play Area
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Last of the snowdrops
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Daffs are everywhere
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River Breamish looking towards Ingram Bridge
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What could be more Spring-like than newborn lambs?
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Pussy willow
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More willow
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Riverbed from Branton footbridge

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