By: Blonde One


A recent trip up t’north included a very lovely day out at Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is managed by the RSPB and is definitely worth a visit. The chalk cliffs on the Yorkshire coast are home to a wide variety of seabirds and the RSPB are looking after a 5km stretch to help provide habitat and protection for some amazing birds. The gannet is probably the easiest to spot and identify with the puffin being the most secretive. Despite this, we managed to see them both, as well as a huge range of other birds. Seeing them nesting on the side of the cliff was truly spectacular. Half a million birds nest here during the summer: the seabird nesting season and you certainly don’t have to be an experienced bird watcher to be able to enjoy the sight. There are information boards, activities for the younger members of the family and volunteers posted at the viewing platforms to give advice and answer questions.

All in all, this was a grand morning out and one that I would highly recommend!