Puffin at Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs

East Yorkshire

Route: Bempton Cliffs

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 23rd June 2015

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 2.8 miles

Weather: Overcast but brighter spells later on

Bempton Cliffs is billed as ‘the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds’. It’s a spectacular place, especially at this time of year when sea birds nest here in their thousands. Between April and August each year, almost quarter of a million seabirds come to Bempton and make the cliffs come alive

Puffins, gannets, kittiwake, guillemot and razorbill are everywhere, nesting in every crook and cranny along the huge cliff face. It’s fascinating to watch them jostling for position, warding off predators, bringing food to the nests and generally leading their very busy lives

The RSPB have provided various viewing points from which to see this non-stop action

I parked by the new RSPB Visitor Centre and walked along the path to the edge of the cliffs, visiting each of the viewing stations in turn. A couple of hours seemed like a couple of minutes, there was so much to see – what a wonderful place this is!

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