Flamborough Head

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

I visited Flamborough Head on a murky day in March and immediately regretted the decision to visit this spectacular spot in such dodgy weather….you will know when I have returned, the photos will improve! In anticipation of ‘the Head’ I approached it from the south, the wonderful cliffs and view over to the lighthouse ensuring it was full of interest. The cliff side walking is even better to the north as it passes the golf course.  However 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 (people wise) 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 chalk 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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