Week 8: Sunday Walk in Bempton Cliffs
Bempton Cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve, and in the summer months is home to thousands of puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars and other seabirds. It's also home to the only mainland breeding colony of gannets in England, which arrive in January.
Of course, even without the birdlife, we are able to get some excellent walking and pubbing in.
We'll take a coach to Bempton Cliffs, and from there split into two groups, one group takes a medium-length walk whilst the second group take on a larger route. Both walks are preplanned and lead by our trained walk leaders.
Medium walks are generally between 6 and 8 miles (10-13 km) long, and tend to be at a reasonably gentle pace and always include a stop for a pub lunch. Long walks are slightly more challenging and are between 10 and 12 miles (16-19 km) long and don't include a pub lunch but instead stop for a packed lunch along the way. At 4.00pm all the groups meet back at the coach and return back to the University, arriving no later than 6.00pm.