Discovering Yorkshire’s Seabird City

A walk along the cliff tops at Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve

Credit: George Stoyle

Did you know that Yorkshire’s Flamborough Headland is one of the best places in the country to see puffins from the land? With the site only six miles from Bridlington, come and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Yorkshire’s bustling seabird city!

During the late spring and early summer, tens of thousands of seabirds return to Flamborough’s 100ft-high chalk cliffs to rear their chicks on the precarious ledges. To help you enjoy this seasonal highlight, Brian Lavelle, one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape Managers, has shared some of his top tips for exploring the cliffs in his blog.

As part of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Yorkshire Puffin Festival (29th – 31st May 2021), our wildlife experts have created a bundle of guides, factsheets and family-friendly itineraries to help you plan your action-packed trip to the cliffs! You can also experience Yorkshire’s seabird city remotely, through a fun-filled programme of online events for all the family. Guest speakers include BAFTA award-winning Springwatch producer and naturalist Stephen Moss and one of the directors of BBC’s Spy in the Wild television series, Rob Pilley. There’s even an online breakfast club for young puffin fans: featuring our mascot, Cliff, this will get your days off to a wild start! You’ll also find a competition, quizzes and more…


For more details, visit Yorkshire Puffin Festival | Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (ywt.org.uk)
Yorkshire Puffin Festival is proudly supported and funded by Yorkshire Coast BID businesses.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is the only charity entirely dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places.

To help protect our wildlife and wild places please:

Follow latest government guidance on social distancing
-Follow any signage on site
Stick to the paths and trails, and check if dogs are welcome or need to be on a lead. Dogs on a lead are welcome at Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve.
Take your litter home, as it’s harder for us to empty bins regularly.

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