Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies! This cliff-top nature reserve has fresh sea air and rugged coastal scenery aplenty. It gives you the feeling of being somewhere really wild and remote, yet it’s just off the A1. You can easily spend hours in the summer months watching and listening to the thousands of seabirds who nest in the high cliffs. Away from the cliff’s edge a carpet of wildflowers spreads out among the grassland – look out for sea pinks, rock rose, wild thyme and purple milk vetch. The nature reserve also boasts a wealth of other wildlife, as do the surrounding waters.
The nature reserve also has a fascinating geological heritage as it was once a volcano! Click here to download a leaflet on the geology walks available around the reserve.
HOW TO FIND US
The nearest train station is Berwick-upon-Tweed.
There’s a direct bus from Berwick, and from Edinburgh it involves just one change. The bus stops (on request) next to the reserve car park which is located at NT 913 674 and is well signposted from the B6438.
The quiet coastal roads are pleasant for cycling, and there are bike racks in the reserve car park.
Please note that the farm road into the reserve is reserved for disabled visitors only.