Dramatic offshore Ramsey island
has cliffs up to 120 m high, the perfect place for breeding seabirds in spring and early summer. Walk along the coastal heathland and enjoy the spectacular views. Landing on Ramsey Island.
The island is awash with colour from May to September, with bluebells, then pink thrift and purple heather. You might see choughs and peregrines nesting on the cliffs. And if you visit in the autumn, you can watch a colony of breeding grey seals. There is a small shop on the island and refreshments are available.
Peregrines, choughs, ravens and seabirds nesting on the cliffs. Breeding wheatears, stonechats, meadow pipits and skylarks. Cliff flowers carpet the sheltered slopes in pink, blue and yellow. Look out too for unusual spring migrants passing through.
Seabird colonies are in full swing: guillemots and razorbills are on the ledges until mid-July. Kittiwakes and fulmars stay into August. Look for fledging birds, including peregrines, buzzards, choughs and wheatears. The heathland blooms in August, a carpet of pink, purple and yellow.
This is the breeding season for grey seals. Look and listen for the females and their white fur-clad pups on the beaches, and spot the large dark-skinned males patrolling just off shore. Look out for choughs, ravens and peregrines and for unusual migrants passing through.
Landing on Ramsey Island is unavailable from November to the end of March.