Watch Puffins and other Seabirds
Enjoy a place apart from the mainland hubbubprovinces
Exciting birdwatching during maigration falls
Great meals in the island Tavern
No cars, just walking and sitting
Totally unique island in the UK
Day 1 : Arrivel Ilfracombe/Bideford 10am for transfer to Lundy via the MV Oldenburg (2 hour crossing)
Day 2 -6 Birdwatching on the island
Day 3 -7 - Return to Ilfracombe departs island 4pm, arrival Ilfracombe/Bideford 6pm
As trips to Lundy are bespoke for number of days and group size it is best to contact us to discuss
further details. Groups of 2 -5 and duration 3 days - 7 days.
Prices - phone for details as accommodation varies on group size
Accommodation and tour leader.
Sea passage to Lundy, Travel insurance, Food and Drink.
Lundy is Richard's favourite place for birdwatching and has a special draw as he lived on the island for two years and it was here that he truely developed his passion for watching birds. Lundy is not abroad but has been included as a First Flight destination as it feels so different to mainland UK destinations, it is a place set apart from the hubbub of the modern world.
Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide. The particular character of Lundy derives from its varied terrain; on the west side, exposed to the Atlantic, there are high and rugged cliffs, on the east, sheltered from the prevailing wind, the coastline is gentler with grassy slopes.
It's position make it an important place for both spring and autumn migration. During the summer it plays host to large seabird breeding colonies with increasing numbers of Puffins.
Two trips to the island are recommended, Summer visits to concentrate on the breeding birds of the island including Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags, Kittiwakes, Ravens, Peregrines and Manx Shearwaters to name just a few. Spring and Autumn trips tend to concentrate on the migrants which stop off on the island to re fuel before heading north or south. Occasionally on these trips some rarer birds can be seen.