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RSPB Fowlsheugh

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A92 | Follow signpost to Crawton, Stonehaven AB39 2TN, Scotland
+44 1346 532017
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Well worth a visit! Lovely cliff top walk with beautiful views although it can be somewhat noisy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
A must see for any bird enthusiast!

There is a short walk to the bird colony where you can then take a relaxing stroll along the edge... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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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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A92 | Follow signpost to Crawton, Stonehaven AB39 2TN, Scotland
+44 1346 532017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit! Lovely cliff top walk with beautiful views although it can be somewhat noisy and smelly due to the number of sea birds. Don't forget your binoculars!

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

There is a short walk to the bird colony where you can then take a relaxing stroll along the edge of a cliff that houses Scotlands largest bird colony (if I remember correctly). We watched thousands of birds for hours and eventually journeyed to the...More

Thank orrc1601
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The walk along the cliffs has spectacular views. There are loads of seabirds on the cliff, which means it's noisy and not too pleasant smelling at times. The hide is quite a walk from the car park. Hoped to see puffins, but we weren't lucky...More

Thank Shelauch
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We loved the walk and see the birds! I've only ever seen stuff like this on tv/documentaries so was super excited! A wonderful day!

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is an interesting visit if you are in the area. The sight boasts of a number of waterfowl species and many are evident but you would have to make several visits to see the whole range of species as they come in at certain...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I had the pleasure of being here for a cliff top wedding, wonderful views, amazing wildlife and a damn good walking experience to boot. Well worth a visit, take binoculars and wear sensible footwear for uneven ground.

Thank Annette M
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.

1  Thank Mycrofft
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...More

Thank poya005
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)...More

Thank Gustav160
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...More

Thank Douglas645
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Tim D
16 August 2016|
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Response from RSPB_NEScotland | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry for the delay in replying - we are having a few difficulties responding to questions. The adult puffins should be gone by August as they stop bringing food to the youngsters to encourage them to leave the burrow... More