GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bempton Cliffs Walk

7 miles (12 km)

Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve is considered the best place in England to watch seabirds. Start species include Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Razorbills. In the summer months it is a spectacular sight with hundreds of thousands of birds around the cliffs. The RSPB have created several cliff-edge viewing platforms from which to observe the action.
This walk starts at the reserve car park and heads along the coast in an easterly direction before turning back and heading west towards Buckton Cliffs. A lovely footpath then heads away from the coast and into the countryside towards Bempton. A country lane from Bempton then takes you back to the car park. As such the walk provides both great coastal scenery and views of the North York Moors countryside.
You can easily continue your walk along the East Riding Heritage Way towards Thornwick Bay and the wonderful Flamborough Head.


YO15 1JF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bempton Cliffs OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bempton Cliffs Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head east from the cliffs to Thornwick Bay and enjoy wonderful views from the cliff top cafe. The cafe's speciality is locally caught crab which you can enjoy with a glass of wine or cup of tea.
In Bempton village there's also the White Horse if you fancy a pub meal. You can find them on the High Street at postcode YO15 1HB for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Puffin - Bempton Cliffs (28248653071)

Puffin on the cliffs

Bempton Cliffs - - 45067

Bempton Cliffs

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Looking towards Scale Nab

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Whether viewed from land or from the sea, Bempton Cliffs is a spectacle, particularly so during the breeding season when vast numbers of seabirds are present.

Newsham Hill Lane, Bempton - - 2149064

Newsham Hill Lane, Bempton. A view of the village which lies inland, just south of the cliffs.

Cliff Lane - - 1913052

Cliff Lane. A pleasant country lane leading from the village to the cliffs.

Mazey Shelves, Bempton - - 834766

Mazey Shelves. Looking east-southeast towards Mazey Shelves and Scale Nab from the Bempton cliff top between New Roll-up and Old Roll-up.

Gannet Colony, Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire - - 4062464

Gannet Colony


GPS Files

GPX File

Bempton Cliffs.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Bempton Cliffs.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)