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RSPB Fowlsheugh

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We saw Puffins!

We only discovered Fowlsheugh at the beginning of August and were lucky enough to see the last of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
Edge of the world views!

We came here late in the day when everyone had gone home and the sun was setting, just incredible... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Derby, United Kingdom
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“the cliff”(17 reviews)
“sea birds”(24 reviews)
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...more
A92 | Follow signpost to Crawton, Stonehaven AB39 2TN, Scotland
+44 1346 532017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only discovered Fowlsheugh at the beginning of August and were lucky enough to see the last of the Puffins before they flew away. Definitely returning next summer but at the beginning of the Puffin arrival as they are wonderful to watch. All the other...More

Thank Linsey40
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We went to late in the year most birds were already away but there were still the normal residents herring gulls kittiwake and cormorants , but sadly no puffins or fulmars

Thank soreguts
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We came here late in the day when everyone had gone home and the sun was setting, just incredible to see and hear the noise of the seabirds. It is a long walk to the end of the cliffs and you need to be pretty...More

Thank AdrianH1967
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This reserve is difficult to find. It is not signed off the A92, as we'd expected. Hence sadly we never did find it and make our visit. Follow signs towards Crawton

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and relaxing walk with the sound of seabirds calling, sheep bleating and cows mooing. Took me a couple of hours but that’s with stopping and sitting at the various seats along the trail and taking in the view. I walked back...More

Thank Ann-Maree P
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I arrived out at Fowlsheugh early, there is a small car park. The RSPB have done an excellent job of way marking the path out along the cliff side. If you do not like heights this might not be for you. The views up and...More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed August 6, 2018

There isn't much for infrastructure here, mostly a walking trail and interpretive signs. That said, the sea bird activity is mind-blowing! Many different species including Atlantic puffins can be seen. The trail is mostly easy with a steep pitch crossing a drainage at the start....More

Thank RobM682
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Went with some family members for a walk on Friday very foggy Saturday afternoon, I had never been before and was amazed with the place, I can't wait to go back on a clear day to properly enjoy the view. We managed to spot 3...More

Thank Bikerdolly2609
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I am so happy I made the effort to visit. I took the 107 bus from Stonehaven then walked about 10 minutes from Uras Cottage. The signs to enter are very clear. It was well worth the trip. There are thousands of birds nesting in...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Walking along the cliffs at Crawton is truly exhilarating. The views are spectacular and the extraordinary number of seabirds fills the senses with wonder. The sight, the sound and even the smell, together with the sheer height of the cliffs make a memorable experience. The...More

Thank Lupin K
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Frances P
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Kath H |
Sorry, no - the puffins tend to be at the far end of the walk near the shelter; this means the cliff top can't be avoided. Boat trips seem to be the best solution for the problem, although I don't the they still run them out... More
Tim D
August 16, 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