Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs

Route: Bempton Cliffs

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 13th June 2017

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 2.0 miles

Weather: Sunny

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. I visit the cliffs every year and could never tire of walking along the tops

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

I parked by the RSPB Visitor Centre and walked along the path to the edge of the cliffs, visiting each of the viewing stations in turn. The RSPB have provided various viewing points from which to see this non-stop action, and there are plenty of volunteers around to answer questions – the most popular one being ‘Where can I see the puffins?’ There were plenty around today but all too distant for a decent photo

There were however some good seabird sightings from each of the viewpoints, and it was another wonderful visit to this special place

Previous time here

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