Bempton Cliffs - Danes Dyke - Bempton

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Bempton Cliffs are a length of high, chalky cliffs along the East Yorkshire Coast, north of Bridlington and Flamborough Head. Although the cliffs themselves make this walk worth doing in their own right, the real draw is the RSPB reserve and seabird populations, including northern gannet, atlantic puffin, fulmar, razorbill, common guillemot and black-legged kittiwake.

The walk itself also incorporates three optional extensions. The first takes us north along the cliffs to two bird observation posts and past the remains of the old subterranean RAF Bempton, an experimental radar station operating during WWII and the Cold War.

The second extension allows us to visit the Danes Dyke. This is a significant earth rampart and ditch that stretches across Flamborough Head. Despite its name, it is thought to be prehistoric in origin.

The last extension (along a quiet lane) allows us to visit Bempton Village, with its pub, church and attractive village green (complete with pond).

Dogs are welcome on the reserve, however they must be kept on leads at all times. This is to ensure that ground-nesting birds are not disturbed and also to ensure the safety of dogs on the clifftop. There are also a small number of dog-unfriendly stiles on the full route.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Coast


Birds, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife

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