Scenery and Wildlife of the East Yorkshire coast (from Leeds)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

26313


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. suitable for children up to 95 years of age

Friendly: Yes.
Spurn is difficult for wheelchair users, as the sea-side is only accesible by walking over dunes. bempton is reasoanly accesible, but cliff top views from a seated position will be restricted.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (basic)

visiting Bempton cliffs and Spurn point


A full day tour taking in two contrasting areas of the Yorkshire coast, the high chalk cliffs of Flamborough (including Bempton cliffs RSPB reserve with is gannets and puffins, and the 3 mile (5km) long sand spit of Spurn separating the North sea from the Humber estuary. En route we will make optional stops at Skidby mill, Beverley and or Bridlington. This tour afford opportunities for coastal photography and bird watching as well as (optional) bracing coastal walks. We will pass a number of places where lunch can be taken with a choice of local seafood (especially fresh crab from Flamborough: can be taken in pub or 'al fresco') or Fish and Chips (from Bridlington or Hornsea)

Itinerary

Morning pick up before driving (70mins) to Skidby mill, with an optional drive across the Humber bridge (toll). A short stop at the mill followed by another short drive (20 mins) to Beverley with a choice of activities (minster, coffee, shops or market) for half an hour. Then a longer drive (50mins) to Bempton cliffs to view the seabird colony. Time at Bempton can be from 30-90 minutes followed by a short drive to (10 mins) Flamborough North landing or Thornwick Bay, where we can walk downto the beach or take a walk to see the views.
A longer drive south (90 mins) can be broken with a stop for lunch in the seaside towns of Bridlington or Hornsea. A short optional boat trip might be added in Bridlington if we have been quick at Bempton. The final stop of the day wil be at Spurn, where the road continues for 3 miles over sanddunes. Stops can be made to walk on either side of the spit, visit bird hides, spot seals and admire the lighthouse. return to Hull (40 mins) and on to Leeds (55 mins)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This tour can start from your hotel, other places within the Leeds area, or from your point of arrival, for example Leeds Bradford Airport

End location: End location can be your hotel or point of departure from the area

Duration: 11 hours

not including time for optional extras

Transportation

Renault Scenic. Can accommodate 4 adults

What’s Included

Transport throughout the day in a choice of vehicles, information along the way and (often bad) jokes.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 pounds stirling - including coffee at Skidby or Beverley £2-3 per person
lunch: choices include - crab to eat al fresco £3-4, Seafood in a pub £10+, fish and chips £4-7.

What’s Extra

Food and drinks (stops can be made at locations to suit any budget).
Optional drive across Humber bridge, 2 x £3 toll charge (per car)
Entry fee to Skidby Windmill museum
Entry by donation to Beverley minster
Entry to RSPB Bempton is £3.50 per car, I am a member.
Short boat trips are available from Bridlington for a few pounds per person.
Entry to (YWT)Spurn nature reserve is £3 per car (I am a member). Entry on foot is free, but its a 3 mile walk to the lighthouse!
If, as I would expect, RSPB and YWT do not ask you to pay for entry, I would suggest a small voluntary donation.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a great adventure touring with Keith. We love birds and wildlife and enjoyed all our hiking, climbing, searching, and seeking. It was just great fun to learn things we hadn't encountered before. Keith is a very fine teacher and he was certainly patient with all our inquiries. This tour was worth twice the price for Keith's guidance and expertise, but the cost allowed us to see an area of England that we would not have been able to tour otherwise. So thank you Keith for granting us the opportunity!
Bonnie J.

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