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Flamborough Head

  • Some of the best cliff side walking in Yorkshire
  • Flamborough has a conservation centre
  • Spot the great variety of sea birds


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I visited Flamborough Head on a murky day in March and immediately regretted the decision to visit this spectacular spot in such dodgy weather….however I will return soon. However to enjoy ‘the Head’ I approached it from the south, passing some wonderful cliffs, the lighthouse providing an impressive beacon throughout the approach. The cliff side walking is even better to the north past the golf course but the memory I took away from the walk was the many thousands of sea birds that dominate both your eyes and ears. It is a famous land fall on their migration south and on a quiet spring day gave the walk so much character and enjoyment.

Recommend: Research the headland before taking your walk. Their are ancient settlements, naval battles with the Americans, 200,000 sea birds and wonderful chalf cliffs as well as the dominant light house first used in 1806.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 301
Start Point: 226706. Start at the village of Flamborough and head south on the footpath to the west of the church
Height to Climb: 161 ms (529 feet)
Terrain: Rolling countryside with many styles and a mix of woodland, fields and lanes.
Eating & Drinking: There is a choice of pubs/hotels in Flamborough and the excellent Copperfields Restaurant.
Similar Walks Nearby: The Coast at Filey
Sledmere House & Grounds
Sea Cut at Scarborough
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