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)
Morning pick up before driving the short way (20mins) 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)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: This tour can start from your hotel, other places within the East Riding area, or from your point of arrival, for example P&O ferry terminal
End location: End location can be your hotel or point of departure from the area
Duration: 9 hours
not including time for optional extras
Tour can be taken in a choice of vehicles, one with ramped/clamped wheelchair space (max. 2 passengers in addition to wheelchair user).
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.
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.
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This was a fantastic trip! My son, my husband and myself are nature lovers and we accompanied Keith on a wildlife tour in Hull. He was an excellent company, very quick to answer any inquiries and very knowledgeable indeed. We learned important information about plants, birds, fossils in addition to the geography and history of the area. We enjoyed seeing new species, such as the Seal, the Grouse (in the moorland) and the Gannet (in Bempton Cliffs). I definitely recommend Keith and this lovely tour.