Places Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head - Yorkshire

Standing 400 feet high, Flamborough Head is one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain. This gorgeous coastline offers a great spot for hiking.

Just around the corner (about 6 miles away) from the bustling and busy seaside town of Bridlingon, is the conservation area of Flamborough Head, which is the only chalk cliff in the North. As well as dramatic cliffs with caves, stacks arches and blowholes, there is a lot of wildlife to be seen, most notably sea birds. Throughout May and June, Bempton Cliffs on the north side of the peninsula is a brilliant spot to see the Puffins that lay their eggs in the rock face.

On the headland there is also a lighthouse. Actually there are two! A chalk lighthouse was built in 1669, designed to burn coal or wood on the top, but was never lit because the builder went bankrupt, however, it is still considered to be the oldest surviving complete lighthouse in the country. The main lighthouse is a little further on to the headland, and the visitor centre is usually open 12-4 during the summer holidays.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay there are many caravan and camping parks in the area, and the village of Flamborough has a few guest houses. 

For more information please visit this helpful website www.ywt.org.uk