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The Yorkshire Coast & Moors

Tour Code: GBR28

A 4-day birdwatching holiday exploring the Yorkshire coast and North Yorkshire Moors.

4 days from £450(flights not included) Land Only Price: £450 SRS: £125


The Yorkshire coast has an amazing variety of wildlife habitats on its doorstep. On this long weekend break we’ll first spend a day visiting the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton, where the RSPB safeguards over 200,000 nesting seabirds including Britain’s largest mainland Gannet colony, as well as Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Kittiwakes. We’ll explore Filey Brigg and Filey Dams Nature Reserves as well as surrounding farmland and countryside looking for the area’s healthy populations of Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow. Our second full day will be spent in the North York Moors National Park where Red Grouse share the heather moorland with species such as Wheatear and Merlin, while forests hold Crossbills and scarce birds of prey including Honey Buzzard.

  • Visit impressive seabird colonies at Flamborough & Bempton
  • Guillemots, Puffins & Razorbills among seabirds
  • Experience Britain’s largest mainland Gannet colony
  • Search for Corn Buntings & Tree Sparrows on farmland
  • Full day in North York Moors National Park
  • Golden Plover & Ring Ouzel among the moorland species we’ll look for
  • Carniverous plants, Golden-ringed Dragonflies & scarce Large Heath among other wildlife
  • Led by an expert Naturetrek naturalist guide

Food

Breakfast and evening meals are included in the tour price but lunches are not included.

Accommodation

We will be staying in a comfortable tourist hotel with private facilities in each room.

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Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Arrive Hunmanby

Day 2 Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head

Day 3 Wykeham and the North York Moors National Park

Day 4 Morning in Scarborough before departure

Gannets

Famous for its seaside towns of Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Bridlington, the coast of Yorkshire has an amazing variety of wildlife habitat on its doorstep, all within easy reach for a long weekend tour. We begin this new tour with a day on the Yorkshire coast visiting the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton where the RSPB safeguard over 200,000 nesting seabirds, including Britain’s largest mainland Gannet colony, as well as Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Kittiwakes. We will also visit Filey Brigg and Filey Dams Nature Reserve and the surrounding farmland countryside where Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow still maintain healthy populations.

Our second full day will be spent exploring the North York Moors National Park, to the north of Scarborough. Here Red Grouse share the heather moorlands with breeding Golden Plover, Wheatear, Merlin and Ring Ouzel. Also in this area, small boggy streams are home to carnivorous Sundew plants, Golden-ringed Dragonflies and even the scarce Large Heath butterfly. Included in the park is an extensive forest centred on the village of Dalby where Crossbills are numerous and various scarce birds of prey such as Honey Buzzard may be seen.

We will have the opportunity to visit prime Nightjar habitat where we can listen to their strange ‘churring’ calls and maybe witness their eerie shapes in the dark as they chase after moths. Roding Woodcock are also likely to appear at dusk, adding to the magical experience.

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A.Y.
London
Peter Dunn made the holiday - so well informed, also friendly, outgoing and helpful.
M.B.
USA
Peter was an excellent leader, with a superb knowledge of the local area. This was a wonderful few days, which we would happily repeat.
L.D.
Hampshire
Our guide, Peter, was fantastic - his knowledge and expertise on birds was really impressive, and he was also able to tell us a lot about other wildlife, flowers and the area generally, which we enjoyed. He explained things very well and nothing was too much trouble - we saw and did far more than I'd anticipated. What I also appreciated was his patience with those of us who didn't know very much!
S.L.
Hampshire
Peter was an excellent leader - very knowledgable and also a good teacher. He made the holiday a great success.
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Mon 2nd July 2018 - Thu 5th July 2018

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£450

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Peter Dunn made the holiday - so well informed, also friendly, outgoing and helpful.
A.Y., London