You can’t miss Flamborough Head as it’s marked by dramatic white cliffs that are visible for miles, and this stretch of Yorkshire’s coastline is windswept, wild and beautiful. Home to two nature reserves, Flamborough Head is a Special Area of Conservation and you don’t even have to be too knowledgeable about birds to spot some rare breeds as you walk.
Look out for the historic lighthouses in the area too – one of them still works today and the Chalk Tower was once a vital warning system for the ships of years gone by. There’s something inspiring about the landscape of Flamborough, and part of its charm is that little has been changed over the centuries and it remains unspoilt. It’s one of the area’s most popular spots for a hike and it’s made all the more exhilarating for the sight of the waves crashing against the cliffs below.
The walk from Bridlington is around 8 miles, but if you opt to take the car and save your energy for when you reach the headland instead you’ll find a car park nearby. Be careful if you take your pet with you as there are sheer drops with no fencing.