RSPB Fowlsheugh

Aberdeenshire | Crawton | Nature reserve | ★★★★

[RSPB Fowlsheugh - watch the grassy area below the cave for puffins]

The mostly quiet Aberdeenshire coastline south of Stonehaven has a very noisy surprise in store for nature lovers. 50 metre-tall cliffs at RSPB Fowlsheugh welcome over 130,000 seabirds every late spring and early summer along with the associated stink and sound. Guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes are among the star species, and small numbers of puffins can often be seen on a grassy area below a dark cavity halfway up the cliff face. Gaze out to see, and you might even glimpse the odd seal or even dolphins. The sheer scale of the cliffs and breeding area is really quite impressive - a high-rise city with coastal views that any estate agent would wax lyrical about.

[RSBP Fowlsheugh]

Location & info

📌 RSPB Fowlsheugh ★★★★
Minor road end at Crawton, 1 mi north of Catterline, G.R.: NO 881802 ///trout.blissful.shot
Always open | Free

💬 From the very small small parking area, it's a very short walk into the reserve on narrow, clifftop paths - care required.

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