Flamborough to Bempton Cliffs



Route: Flamborough South Landing to Bempton Cliffs

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 24th August 2016

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 9.4 miles

Ascent: 900 feet

Weather: Sun and blue skies

The cliff top scenery between Flamborough and Bempton is some of the most spectacular in the country, and today’s linear walk enabled us to enjoy almost 10 miles of it without having to retrace our steps or return via less exciting inland paths

Having left one car at RSPB Bempton Cliffs we drove back to Flamborough and parked at South Landing. We climbed up from the beach to join the Headland Way, which we would follow to the end of the walk

Navigation was a simple affair and there’s no need for me to describe the route apart from the obvious statement ‘keep the sea to your right’

Eventually we arrived at Bempton Cliffs, Britain’s largest mainland gannet colony, where the RSPB has erected several viewing platforms which offer fabulous view along the coastline, and also good close up views of the gannets going about their daily business. We knew we were too late to see the puffins, which had flown their nests earlier in the month (click here for last year’s visit to see them), but the gannet activity alone is enough to warrant a visit to this place

After spending some time at each of the viewing points we returned to the car which we’d left here earlier. It had been a fantastic walk in glorious weather

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