Walk 2921 - printer friendly version
Bempton Cliffs from Flamborough Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 6.7 miles / 10.9 km
Ascent - 600 feet / 182 metres
Grade - easy/mod
Start - OS grid reference TA227706
Lat 54.1166390 + Long -0.1243278
Postcode YO15 1JT (approx. location only)
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.
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).
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.
The return route follows the outward route so you can put away the walk directions, relax and enjoy the view.