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RSPB Fowlsheugh

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Address: A92 | Follow signpost to Crawton, Stonehaven AB39 2TN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1346 532017
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Fowlsheugh's cliffs come alive from April to July when more than 100,000...

Fowlsheugh's cliffs come alive from April to July when more than 100,000 seabirds return to their summer home to breed. Kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars and gulls provide a sight, sound and smell experience like no other. All with a good chance of spotting a puffin too! There's a two-mile walk along the cliff tops with fabulous sea views to a beautiful look out shelter. Paths can be slippery and muddy, so please dress appropriately and take care as you walk along the unprotected cliff tops.

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One of my favourite places

Great views walking along the cliffs with great views. The falls at the start are just amazing and peaceful. So mesmorising just sitting at the top of the cliffs. The amount of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
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Westhill, United Kingdom
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Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went there along the cliffs but the puffins had migrated. If you do not like heights and steep cliffs there are other bird sanctuaries to look at.

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great views walking along the cliffs with great views. The falls at the start are just amazing and peaceful. So mesmorising just sitting at the top of the cliffs. The amount of sea birds are immense. Unfortunately never ever seen any puffins but many other species. The noise and smell is amazing early summer time. The only problem is there... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stopped by on the way to Dunottar Castle. If you are a nature lover this is worth a stop. You park your car at the end of the road and after that it is not a long walk until you start to see (and hear) the birds. Depending on how much time you have you can choose to walk the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It isn't signposted off the main road so take the turning for Crawton and there's a small car park at the end of the road. There were loads or guillemots and razorbills but just a handful of puffins just past the bothy. If you are scared of heights then this is not the place to visit. It really isn't that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

After a little walk from the car park you start to see loads of birds. They are hundreds of them. There are lots of helpful signs to help look for the puffin.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

For bird watchers this is a must see place, spectacular cliffs, tens of thousands of birds and all the sights, sounds and smells that go with. The latter was too much for me, even through a cloth the stench is nauseating to the point I returned back and went home. Absolutely this is not a place to take small children,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The reserve is in the hamlet of Crawton just to the South of Stonehaven. We arrived by X7 bus (nearest stop Roadside of Catterline) and then walked. The coastline to the South of the reserve is beautiful and rugged (as is the footpath). A waterfall plunges over the cliffs to a churning green inlet far below. Once on the RSPB... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I came to do some photography and was amazed how many seabirds there was there's a waterfall I stumbled on that falls over the cliff edge into the sea below stunning there's a small hamlet that once was a fishing community Crawton there's some ruins of dwellings you can walk onto the pebble beach below WATCH your footing sturdy boots... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I was stunned by the number of birds at this location all nesting on the very steep cliffs but easy to see because of the curves of the headland. We were fortunate to see herring gulls, guillemots, razorbills and puffins all beginning to nest now that Spring is here.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Amazing views of the nesting birds if you go between April and June. 1000's and 1000's of them. A great little stone built hide at the end of the path, next to where if your lucky you will see the puffins. The only down side is the smell of rotting decaying fish / bird poo. It's quite over powering at... More 

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