Spurn 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.

The 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.

Despite 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. More ...

Flamborough 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.

Cleveland Way
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 marvellous Cistercian abbey at Rievaulx to the ruins of Roman signalling stations that dot the coastline. More ...

Attractions in the Yorkshire

OS Landranger series #113

Spurn Heritage Coast Project
Eastington, Hull
Humberside, HU12 20SU

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