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28 January 2013

Rather English - Walk the cliffs at Flamborough Head

Known for its 400 foot chalk cliffs and its two lighthouses, one built by Sir John Clayton in 1669 and never used and another designed by Samuel Wyatt and first lit in December 1806, Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire is known for the seabirds who populate the cliffs during nesting periods.

The distinctive way that the Head juts out into the North Sea and it's high cliffs have long been recognised for their potential to protect and hide things - a virtue said to have been used by smugglers in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and to the West, Dane's Dyke is a Bronze Age or Iron Age earthwork which would have made the ideal site for a fortified settlement.

For more, see http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/

^Picture © Pauline Eccles used under a Creative Commons license^

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

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