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Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Coastal Flowers

  • Flamborough Headland

Yorkshire Coast Nature are excited to bring you these new events celebrating the amazing colour and diversity of our home county. Each day is a journey of discovery, an opportunity to explore a new landscape and its native plants. from the wild uplands to lush lowland wetlands. Each of the six walks is led by an expert guide from YCN. Our relaxed learning environment will ensure you learn a lot and have fun. These walks are suitable for beginners and intermediate levels of knowledge. 

Coastal Flowers on the Great White Cape

Flamborough Headland is an internationally important area for its landscape and wildlife. The marine area includes Europe’s biggest chalk reef, extending 6 km offshore, and is protected as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).  The high cliffs are designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) for their nesting seabird colonies and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for their geology and maritime wild flower communities. A distinctive flora is found owing to the chalk overlain with boulder clay. Above the cliffs, numerous small gullies have developed into scrub and woodland.

The cliff top grasslands are wonderful places to discover flowers such as Kidney Vetch, Sea Thrift, Grass of Parnassus, Marsh Orchid and smaller hidden gems such as Buckshorn Plantain. On this walk there will also be lots of opportunities to also enjoy the local Atlantic Puffins and other spectacular seabirds.

Date: 11th June 2022. Please book on the date below

Meeting Place: Flamborough Headland Lighthouse Car Park (charges apply). Meeting Place map will be sent by email after your booking

What you can expect on one of our Wild Flower Discovery Walks:

  • A professional and local expert guide with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge
  • A small group ensuring a high-quality experience 
  • A fun packed day with exciting locations, wildflower ID tuition and opportunities for photography
  • Your booking makes a difference for wildlife; YCN will donate 20% from our income on these walks to a local conservation project

Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Coastal Flowers

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »

Wild Flower Discovery Walks - Coastal Flowers

Claire Bending BSc Hons   YCN role:  Botanist/Wild Flower Walks Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Agriculture Personal Profile: A Westcountry girl who used to think York was in East Anglia, Claire spent a free-range childhood exploring the downs and woodlands of West Dorset and completely took for… Read More »