Flamborough Head is one of Britain’s most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs, standing around 400 feet in height. The chalk was laid down millions of years ago when the last of the dinosaurs were still roaming the earth. Nowadays, the cliffs are home to one of the largest groups of nesting sea birds in England, boasting a rare colony of Northern Gannets. The cliff top walk is a birdspotter’s paradise, with visitors to the headland including oyster catchers, gulls, eider ducks, and cormorants. There’s also a wide variety of butterflies and moths that favour the tough grasses and wildflowers.
As well as its distinctive white cliffs, there are coves, sea caves and stacks along the coastline.
The butterflies on show included a Common Blue, Large White, Small Skipper and Tortoiseshell. Many others were seen but not easily photographed on the breezy tops.