Bempton Cliffs Photography Workshops
Golden Hour Photo Walks - Explore popular spots for puffins, gannets and more in the golden hours plus the chance to catch a glimpse at the early evening visitors like barn owls that breed here.
Bempton's Secrets Photo Walk - Explore further and longer on these iconic clifftops. An early start allows us to explore the usually busy spots at a quieter time before heading out further for some of Bempton's best kept secrets!
Half Day & Full Day private tours - Get a personalised experience of the stunning scenery and wildlife, with expert guidance and professional photography advice. Flat-rate pricing. Please email for availability before booking.
2024 Group Walk Dates
Saturday 8th June @ 6pm-9pm Golden Hour Photo Walk - £30
Sunday 9th June @ 8am -4pm Bempton's Secrets Photo Walk - £60
Sunday 7th July @ 6pm-9pm Golden Hour Photo Walk - £30
Monday 8th July @ 8am -4pm Bempton's Secrets Photo Walk - £60
Bempton's Secrets Extended Tour (Full Day - Experience Puffins Closer in Quieter Spots) £70
** 5 Places Max **
Dates: Sunday 9th June & Monday 8th July, 8am - 4pm approx
Terrain: Clifftop walk with uneven ground and some hills
Skill Level: All abilities & Camera types welcome
With over half a million seabirds each breeding season, Bempton cliffs is a place unlike any other and is unquestionably a world class wildlife spot.
With so much activity on the cliffs at one time, it is easy to miss things. Having a quide can really help you get you're eye in and see the things
Rich Bunce (British Wildlife Photography Awards, category winner) has been exploring these cliffs throughout the seasons for nearly 10 years and offers a wealth of experience in both photography and nature while creating a relaxed and friendly environment to learn and explore in.
The groups are kept small to ensure greater viewing opportunities and more tailored guidance for individual, so everyone gets a chance to get the best photos they can.
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.
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?
There is something for everyone at Bempton Cliffs and with the right creative approach you can take awesome photos with any camera.
The Puffins can occassionally offer close encounters, particularly on windy days but must of the time they'll be some distance from the viewing platforms. Therefore lenses with 200mm plus will be an added bomus. Alternatively you might consider using a camera phone placed over a pair of binoculars or telescope.
If you’re unsure or would like to know more about what to bring please get in touch.
Bempton Cliffs Half Day Photo Walk (3 hours approx)
Terrain: Easy / Some rougher, bumpy paths
Skill Level: All abilities & all camera types welcome
Duration: 3 hours (approx)
Group size: 8 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 kept below 10 to ensure everyone gets personalised guidance.
Bempton's Secrets (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.