Flamborough Head Bird Watching Break: Puffins Galore Grade: Leisurely


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4 Nights
Event Category:
Bird Watching Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 3 Maximum 10
Holiday Dates
5 - 9 July 2024, Fri - Tues
Flamborough, East Yorkshire
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

Enjoy a relaxing break bird watching in Flamborough, Yorkshire. This section of the East Yorkshire coast is an internationally important area for breeding birds and is a staging post for migrants to rest and refuel. In July, the seabirds will have returned to nest on the dramatic cliffs around Flamborough Head and the RSPB site at Bempton Cliffs – including a good number of puffins. This really is a haven with breeding seabirds starting to reappear at this time of year. We hope to spot many species including gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes, herring gulls and shags. Farmland birds such as skylarks, tree sparrows, linnets, meadow pipits and reed and corn buntings can also be seen. Porpoises can often be seen on calm days while early morning visits may provide sightings of roe deer.

We will take leisurely walks along the coastal paths stopping frequently to observe the birdlife and making use of several viewing platforms which give unbeatable access to the cliffs. On one day, weather permitting, we will take a boat trip from nearby Bridlington to see the birds from a different perspective below Bempton Cliffs. Your guide Madeline is a natural history expert and will share her incredible knowledge with you throughout the holiday. You are bound to be inspired by her enthusiasm and keen eye.

We will stay in Flamborough at a small family run B&B with a warm Yorkshire welcome. Breakfast and packed lunch are included and your guide will arrange to eat out locally each evening.

Photos copyright Pam Gunn, taken on the same holiday in 2021

Feedback from a previous trip:“This is a really great holiday! The location is excellent for birdwatching, so be prepared to be wowed by the thousands of sea birds (including puffins) festooning the cliff edges, not to mention sightings of seals and dolphins. And, not only that – plenty of songbirds, too. Not to mention wildflowers and grasses in abundance. The accommodation is comfortable and we had excellent evening meals out within walking distance of the guest house. Madeline, in addition to being extremely knowledgeable about wildlife, is an excellent guide, friendly and easy-going. I can’t recommend the holiday highly enough!” Lucy
“Fantastic journey to Flamborough Head with Her on a Hill. Just the right measure of walking and bird and flower watching. I very much appreciated to have the company of such a knowledgable guide as Madeline. I am already looking forward to my next holiday with Her on a Hill.” Barbel

£640 Single occupancy ensuite £80 discount per person twin ensuite shared room Price includes: Bed and Breakfast accommodation Packed lunch Boat trip Guided bird watching walks with expert guide Not included: Evening meals - these will be arranged by your guide Personal expenses Discretionary tips Insurance
ef="https://www.heronahill.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/grade-leisurely.jpg"> Walks of up to 6 miles (often shorter on this bird watching holiday) taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photos, refreshment breaks, taking in the scenery. The pace will be leisurely with no need to rush. Walks may involve some ascent / descent but these will be taken at a comfortable pace and will be on good paths although there may be uneven ground.
The Cameron Court Hotel is a small, family run B&B with a warm Yorkshire welcome. All rooms are ensuite. Located in Flamborough itself.
Madeline Holloway is a natural history expert and freelance ecologist with a hugely impressive knowledge of birds and nature. She has been a walking guide for over 10 years and her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious. Be prepared to end up on your hands and knees magnifying glass in hand!
The Cameron Court Hotel is located at North Marine Road, Flamborough, East Yorkshire, YO15 1LF. By Public Transport: The nearest station is Bempton which is around 3 miles away. Journeys from London take 3.5 - 4.5 hours and from Manchester around 3 hours. For most journeys you will need to change in Hull. As there is no taxi rank at the station, you will need to pre-book a taxi via 1st Line Taxis on 01262 400150. We will arrange a shared taxi (not included) at 4.30pm. Please let us know in advance if you wish to use this service. By car: The accommodation is around 5 hours from London by car via the M1 and M18. From Manchester the journey time is less than 3 hours. There is a small car park at the accommodation.


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  • 05/07/2024
Total: 640.00

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