Bempton Cliffs from Flamborough

A linear East Yorkshire walk that visits some of the most dramatic cliffs in the area. This walk is an ideal chance to have a piucnic by the sea. Don't forget to take your binoculars as the cliffs are busy with nesting seabirds in season.

Technical sheet
No. 293264
A Flamborough walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 26/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.67mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 850ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 837ft
Highest point Highest point : 289ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 131ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Flamborough
Starting point Starting point : N 54.116534° / W 0.124752°
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(D/A) After parking walk north on Chapel Street, which soon becomes Woodcock Road. After reaching a junction with a cul-de-sac (Craikewells) on your left look out for the signed footpath also on your left almost on this junction (grid ref. TA226708). Follow this track with houses to your left. The route does a left and right dog-leg before heading north with the hedge-line on your immediate right. The path passes a caravan park on your right and continues across fields to reach North Cliff (grid ref. TA224725).

(1) Turn left along the cliffs immediately enjoying excellent views along this dramatic section of coast. In season the cliffs are full of nesting sea-birds including gulls, puffins and kittiwakes amongst others. The walking is easy and the path easy to follow. Like all sections of coast, many of the features have names and an OS Explorer map for the walk will help identify these more easily. After about two miles of cliff-top walking you will reach Bempton Cliffs where, a short way back from the coast, you will find an RSPB visitor centre, toilets and a picnic area.

(2) The return route follows the outward route so you can put away the walk directions, relax and enjoy the view(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 154ft - Chapel Street
1 : mi 1.3 - alt. 157ft - Turn left along the cliffs
2 : mi 3.34 - alt. 289ft - RSPB visitor centre, toilets and a picnic area
D/A : mi 6.67 - alt. 154ft

Useful Information

The coast around Flamborough Head is renowned for its superb cliffs, the highest of which are about 200 feet high. This walk is an 'out and back' route starting from the village of Flamborough where plenty of on street parking is available on Chapel Street (grid ref TA227706). There are also public toilets nearby.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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