A walk on the hillside illustrates how quickly plants and animals colonise the mudlides. Little primroses, coltsfoot and violets were growing on clay that evidently had settled not long ago.
Today we spot the first swallows of the year flying south and the first Chiffchaffs and Willow warblers sing from the blackthorn and gorse.
The view from the car park near the Reighton Sands holiday park
A belemnite stuck to the clay
A view towards Bempton cliffs
Tiger Beetle, Cicindela campestris, fighting with an ant
These wellington boots left behind stuck to the mud serve as a warning to visitors. There are frequent mudslides and flows and the mud can be caked outside, but soft and sticky inside.
View of the fossil-bearing Cretaceous claySites
UK fossils. Informative site with site and fossil photos and indications of how to access the area.
Access through the village of Speeton is not recommended due to recent mudslides. Go to Reighton Sands Holiday Village from Reighton leaving the entrance to your right. There is a car park and a relatively safe way down to the beach.
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