St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve

A picture of dramatic coastline scenery is exactly what you enter, when visiting St. Abbs Head. The craggy, sheer cliffs rise from the North Sea and offer a home to nesting seabirds; populations of kittiwakes, guillemots, fulmars, razorbills and comical puffins, claim their precarious place amongst the noisy gulls.

Brace yourself for the weather, as, although we visited in supposedly the height of Summer, the sea “breeze” was nippy and strong to say the least. However the experience was refreshing; no crowds, an abundance of nature and wildlife and vast open space; I almost felt like I had invaded some covert sanctuary where the population was uniquely of the bird variety, speaking their own private language.

Definitely a grand photo opportunity and the perfect antidote for the stresses and strains of everyday life.