During the winter months, we can often find ourselves stuck indoors more than we’d like.
So the team at RSPB Bempton Cliffs – situated between Scarborough and Bridlington - has decided to encourage locals to spend a little time out and about by introducing Chatty Hour at its award winning nature reserve.
On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2-4pm, throughout the winter, The Seabird Centre at RSPB Bempton Cliffs hopes to welcome anyone who wants to get together with friends for a catch-up over a coffee.
At 3pm on both days, there’ll be a short talk covering an aspect of the life on the cliffs – it may be about owls that are often seen hunting across the fields nearby or about the ‘climmers’ that climbed the cliffs in search of seabird eggs back in the day.
And of course, no afternoon out would be complete without a cuppa and a cake. Chatty Hour visitors will be able to get a tea or filter coffee and slice of something nice for just £3.50. And if the weather is kind, sitting on the decking area that overlooks the reserve will add to the treat.
Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, said: “Short days and bad weather over the winter months often mean that we don’t get out and about as much as we’d like. We hope Chatty Hour will persuade people, especially those down the road in Scarborough and Bridlington, to meet friends here, have a natter and discover a little more about local wildlife - whether that’s listening to a short talk or taking a stroll to a viewpoint.”
Chatty Hour starts on 6 November and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, between 2-4pm, until 28 February. There is no admission charge but a donation would be appreciated.