Flamborough Head, Yorkshire

by David Murray on 2 July 2011

in Birds, Coast, Yorkshire

A week ago I wrote about an unusual lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset.  Moving from the southwest to the northeast today I’m posting a photo I took last year of Flamborough Head Lighthouse, between Bridlington and Filey on the Yorkshire coast.

Flamborough Head Lighthouses

Actually, if you loook carefully you’ll see that it’s a photo of more than one lighthouse.  The chalk tower in the distance to the right is the seventeenth century lighthouse, now replaced by the modern structure but still in remarkable condition.

Flamborough Head cliffs near Bridlington - Yorkshire

Here are two shots which show the reason for the lighthouse. The chalk cliffs are beautiful but dangerous to vessels sailing by this coast.

Cliffs at Flamborough Head near Bridlington - Yorkshire

The area is a Special Area of Conservation, and more than two hundred acres are protected as a Nature Reserve. There is a wealth of seabird life, with one rather large one standing guard.

Guard-bird at Flamborough Head near Bridlington - Yorkshire

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