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Flamborough Head

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in East Riding of Yorkshire, England, about 18.35km (11.40 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 93m (305ft)
Loss 32m (104ft)
Max. Elevation 110m (360ft)
Elevation (total) 125m (409ft)
Start
Bridlington
End
Bempton
Distance 18.35km
(11.4mi)
Duration ~5:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 09 Jun 2013
Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of thousands of seabirds on the walk around Flamborough Head. The glorious coastal scenery would be enough to demand a visit on its own, but the seabirds nesting on the cliffs are not to be missed – gannets, puffins and many more besides. Trains connect Bempton and Bridlington, as well as buses to many nearby towns. Don't forget the binoculars!

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Waypoints

OS Grid TA178668
Take the train or bus to Bridlington.
Harbour About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
OS Grid TA185666
Walk down to the harbour.
North Sands About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TA193678
Follow the beach along North Sands.
Sewerby About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid TA199685
On the outskirts of the town, pick up the footpath heading to Sewerby.
Danes Dyke Farm About 1.79 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid TA216692
Continue past Sewerby Rocks to the small patch of woodland near Danes Dyke Farm.
Beacon Hill About 1.55 km (~0.96 miles) from
OS Grid TA231693
Keep following the coast to Beacon Hill.
Towards Flamborough Head About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TA245695
As you pass the woodland, the cliffs begin to fill with the many seabirds for which Flamborough Head is famous.
Flamborough Head About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
OS Grid TA256705
This is birdwatching heaven, and one of Britain's finest bits of coastline. It's most famous for its puffins, but all kinds of seabirds nest on the cliff face.
Selwicks Bay About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid TA253709
The other well-known attractions are the lighthouse towers, on the northern side of the promontory (geography word for 'sticky-out bit').
North Landing About 1.87 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid TA238720
If that's enough of a walk, head into Flamborough for the bus back to Bridlington. Otherwise, continue along the coastal path.
Cat Nab About 2.71 km (~1.68 miles) from
OS Grid TA213731
Continue along the north cliff to Cat Nab.
Bempton Cliffs About 1.77 km (~1.1 miles) from
OS Grid TA198741
The final stretch is along Bempton Cliffs, which has a huge gannet colony. There is an RSPB reserve here, and a visitor centre with details of what you might spot: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/b/bemptoncliffs/
Bempton About 2.05 km (~1.27 miles) from
OS Grid TA191721
From the visitor centre, follow the road into Bempton. The station is not far from the village centre.

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