Bempton Cliffs Photo Walk

Regular price £35.00

Bempton Cliffs Photography Workshops


Golden Hours Photo Walk £35  

Date: 4th July 2021 @5.30pm - 9pm approx
Terrain: Easy
Skill Level: All abilities & Camera types welcome


Bempton's Secrets Extended Tour (Full Day - Experience Puffins Closer in Quieter Spots) £70 
** 5 Places Max **

Date: 5th July 2021 @8am - 4pm approx
Terrain: Clifftop walk with uneven ground and some hills
Skill Level: All abilities & Camera types welcome

With around half a million birds gathering over the Spring and Summer months, Bempton is one of the most exciting places to photograph wildlife not just in the UK but the world! This really is a unique and spectacular environment to explore with a camera.  

  • Close encounters with a number of charismatic species including puffins! 
  • An inspiring introduction on how to capture wildlife at its best 
  • Beginners to experts, all experience levels welcome 

These practical wildlife photography workshops are created and delivered by British Wildlife Photography Awards winner Rich Bunce. As a ten year professional and award winning photographer, Rich will share his top tips and offer tailored guidance and advice based on your own experience and ability.  

Can’t make the dates? Why not book a private lesson/tour. Lessons are flat rate so you can bring friends or family for free! Prices start at £135.  

NEW: Bempton Cliffs Photo Walk Guide Download Click Here

What will I see at Bempton Cliffs?

At its peak (May to July) Bempton plays home to around 500,000 birds! It’s one of those few wildlife tours where sightings are actually guaranteed! In this busy coastal metropolis, you can expect to see gannets, fulmar, kittiwake, guillemots, razorbills and of course everyone’s favourite puffins! 

As well as the gannets nesting, bickering and cruising the clifftop breezes, from time to time we might even see gannets diving in the waters below not far from the cliffs. Other species that we may catch a glimpse of also include barn owl, hare, roe deer, kestrel and the stunning peregrine falcon! 

August to April is no less inspiring at Bempton.  As Autumn and Winter approaches the birds of the fields flock together in large numbers and the gannets, some still with chicks can be seen spectacularly surfing the sea breezes. Hare, deer, kestrel and barn owl can be seen year round you might even catch a glimpse of many rare migrant visitors or even a short eared owl! In the late Winter and early Spring Fulmar start to look for nests and perform mesmerising displays.


What camera gear do I need?

While you can get great photos at Bempton with any camera to get the best from this photo walk workshop you may want to consider bringing a camera with manual/semi-manual modes and a lens that can reach around 200mm. 

If you’re unsure or would like to know more about what to bring please get in touch. 


Bempton Cliffs Half Day (3 hours approx)

Terrain: Easy

Skill Level: All abilities & all camera types welcome

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx)

Group size: 10 Max

The half-day tour offers an inspiring introduction to the cliffs and wildlife photography. Taking in all of the RSPB viewing platforms and all the habitats in between you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hone your photography skills on the exciting wildlife that calls this place home. Numbers are limited to 10 to ensure everyone gets personalised guidance.


Bempton Full Day (6-7 hours)

Terrain: Medium, cliff top walks over uneven ground

Skill Level: DSLR, Mirrorless & Bridge Cameras with Basic understanding advantageous 

Duration: 6.5 hours (approx)

Group size: 5 Max

With more time and fewer numbers we have the opportunity to explore further and discover some of the quieter spots of the cliffsides. This gives us a greater chance of getting closer encounters with nesting birds like the puffins and fulmar. It also offers the chance to go more in depth with honing your wildlife photography skills and getting even more personalised tuition with award-winning professional. 

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Can I bring children?

From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

What if the weather forecast is bad?

You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

What if the weather is bad? 

It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

What is the accessibility like? 

Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.


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