Last week, I spent three days in my campervan on my own (Roger didn’t want to come) at BEMPTON CLIFFS overlooking the North Sea in East Yorkshire. It has become one of my favourite places.
I went for a few days of birdwatching, photography and walking (at least, walking when I wasn’t doing the former two!). So I wanted to share with you this week some of the photos I took, as well as a few from previous visits. I do hope you will enjoy the photos even if birds aren’t your “thing”.
I stayed on a lovely campsite about a quarter of a mile from the National Coast Path which passes through the nearby RSPB Reserve of Bempton Cliffs. On Wednesday, I joined a small group of five on an eight hour Naturetrek day called “Introduction to Seabird Photography” led by Andrew Mason, a professional wildlife and nature photographer, who was very helpful.
I will set the scene with some photos of the stunning landscape. This six mile length of chalk cliffs are up to 100m high and home to the largest breeding colony of seabirds in the UK.
I spent Tuesday walking on my own, first going north along the coast path, then turning back and continuing south as far as the beautiful little bay of Thornwick where I had my picnic.
The Yorkshire Coast Path is part of England’s National Coast Path which is due to be completed in 2021. It is about 2,800 miles long – plus an extra 870 miles if you add on the Wales Coast Path to make a continuous coastal path!! It starts in Cumbria at the edge of Gretna on the western English-Scottish border and goes all the way around to Marshall Meadows Bay in Northunmberland, on the eastern border with Scotland.