For this Autumn visit, I called in to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, just up the coast from Flamborough Head. The cliffs here are considerably higher than at Flamborough Head and this spot comprises the most accessible mainland seabird colony in the country. The most popular time to visit is between May and June, but there is activity here throughout the year. On this occasion, I witnessed pink-footed geese in formation overhead, during my interview with Sarah. Bempton Cliffs themselves are striking and the RSPB Visitor Centre is beautifully laid out, with plenty of knowledgeable and friendly help at hand. Highly recommended.
Sarah explains the attraction of RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
A view out to sea from behind the Visitor Centre.
There is no beach at Flamborough Head iself, but its spectacular cliffs and resident bird life warrant its inclusion in this series. However, there are patches of strand to either side, from which inshore fishing boats still launch. To the north is Flamborough North Landing, quarter of a mile of sand, shingle and pebbles. To the south of Flamborough Head are three more small beaches, Dane’s Dyke, Flamborough North West Beach and Flamborough South Landing, which features rock pools at low tide. Plenty to choose from fro any discerning visitor, then.
A misty vista at Flamborough Head.