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Scarborough peregrines and porpoises

Every Friday and Sundays from 4 May to 27 July 2014

  • Binoculars and telescopes for hire
  • Staff on hand to help
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Image: Adrian Ewart

A bolt from the blue? We're faster than that.

Arrows may have feathers, but they're slow compared with us. Diving to catch prey at up to 200 miles per hour, us peregrines are masters of flight.

We like to show off our agility, sometimes flying upside down to catch food dropped by a mate.

Sheer cliff faces are our natural home and we like to return to the same spot every year to raise our families.

So get yourself to Scarborough for your free front row view of our fast-paced antics and the trials of bringing up a brood of chicks in this blustery seaside town.

You'll also get to experience our kittiwake neighbours in full voice, and, if you're really lucky, you may even glance a passing porpoise!

When can you see us?

Friendly staff and volunteers will be at Marine Drive in Scarborough, every Friday and Sunday, 10am - 4.30pm (weather permitting). For more information on when the team will be at Marine Drive please call the project team on 07970 345696.

What's at the site?

There are public toilets a short walk away from the viewpoint. Parking is all along Marine Drive, though a fee is charged. Other parking spots are available all over Scarborough. You'll find refreshments just a short walk away (5 mins) towards south beach and Sandside.

How to find us

By car and public transport
Marine Drive is one of the most popular roads in Scarborough, located along the sea front and connecting the north and south beaches. With Scarborough Castle just above, the peregrines are located on the more southerly end of the road, which is where you can find us - near lamp post 55.

The nearest train station to the viewpoint is Scarborough, a short walk (15-20 mins) away.

Still got some questions?

Telephone: RSPB Regional Office on 0300 7772 676, or call the project team directly on 07970 345696

This date is brought to you with the help of Scarborough Borough Council.

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