RSPB South Stack Cliffs
Set on the western edge of Anglesey, the dramatic cliffs, wide seascape and heather-covered landscapes of the RSPB's South Stack reserve offer something for everyone. Whether it's the dramatic setting of the 19th century lighthouse and suspension bridge at the foot of 60 metre (200 ft) cliffs or the fragrance and colour of the coastal heath and spectacle of thousands of nesting sea birds perched perilously on cliff edges - you are bound to find something to delight when you visit.
The cliffs come alive with nesting seabirds such as guillemots, razorbills and puffins from early May until mid August, when spring flowers give way to the purple hues of autumn as the heather begins to flower. Shags, kittiwakes and fulmars are also regular visitors throughout the summer. South Stack is also a good place to see peregrine falcons, and you can see the rare and beautiful chough, with its distinctive orange bill and feet, all through the year.
For those interested in plants, you can see some uncommon species at South Stack reserve including the Spathulate (spoon-shaped) Fleawort, which is endemic to the cliff tops at South Stack. South Stack is also one of only two locations in Wales where the Spotted Rockrose is known to occur.
From Easter to September, Ellin's Tower Information Centre provides spectacular views over the seabird cliffs and across the Irish Sea, and live CCTV footage of the nesting seabirds. Ellins Tower and the Visitor Centre (open all year, with viewpoint) are wheelchair and pushchair accessible, and a network of footpaths provides access to the whole reserve. The paths can get muddy and wet, so bring appropriate footwear depending on the weather and time of year.
RSPB South Stack Cliffs Statistics: 3 click throughs, 398 views since start of 2017
RSPB South Stack Cliffs Details
- Free access, but donations appreciated
Visitor Centre 10am-5pm every day except Christmas; Ellin's Tower 10am-5pm Easter to September
News & Special Offers
Join us this winter for our Boxing Day or New Year guided walks around this cliffs of South Stack. Advanced booking required, see website for details.