Head Heritage Coast
The heritage coast consists of a long, curving hook of shingle
and sand arcing into the mouth of the Humber River. The coast
is a stopover point for thousands of migrating birds in the spring
and autumn, and a special observatory has been set up to allow
bird-lovers to monitor their feathered friends.
area has been recognised as a Nature Reserve by the Yorkshire
Wildlife Trust, and visitors can expect to see seals and butterfly
species in addition to the birds.
its pleasant appearance, Spurn Head has a history as a treacherous
place for shipping; indeed the lifeboat station there is the only
one in Britain manned by a permanent crew.
Area Countryside attractions:
The Wolds Way
This long distance path begins
at Filey, and curves inland following the escarpment of the Yorkshire
Wolds through open countryside to Kingston-upon-Hull.
Headland Heritage Coast
North along the coast from Spurn is Flamborough
Headland, a dramatic chalk cliff, and home to Britain's
only mainland gannet colony.
The Cleveland Way National Trail is a walk of contrasts. For most
of its route it runs through the wild beauty of the North York
Moors National Park. Reminders of a colourful past abound along
the trail, from the remains of the marvelous Cistercian abbey
at Rievaulx to the ruins of Roman signaling stations that dot
the coastline. More
in the Northeast
OS Landranger series #113
Heritage Coast Project
Humberside HU12 20SU