Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve.  At nearly 120m (400 ft) the
western cliffs are among the highest in Wales.  They are home to Ravens,
Peregrines and Buzzards.  In spring, Guillimots, Razorbills, Fulmars, Kittiwakes
                                                                              and Shags  come  to nest too. 

                                                                             Choughs also breed  on  these cliffs, seeking  out deep
                                                                        fissures and caves in which to build their nests.  From mid-July,
                                                                      however, the cliffs empty  as the auk chicks head out to the open
                                                                        sea. Several hundred seal pups are born each autumn on
                                                                                    Ramsey's beaches and in the caves
.  



                                                                                           

                                                                                          There is a main trail of about 3.5 miles
                                                                                          (5.6 km), which can be divided into two
                                                                                          loops by taking the shortcut (the shortcut
                                                                                          is closed March-July).

  The southern heathlands are a special combination
of heather, gorse and coastal plants.  In August they come into their glory, when the heathers and gorse
             flower together.  This habitat is the haunt of
            Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, Linnets and 
            Skylarks. 
The summits of Carn Ysgubor and
            Carn Llundain give splendid views  to the
                  mainland, south to Skomer Island and on
                 the clearest of days, west to Ireland.
                 Look out for Wheatears, Pipits and feeding
                 Choughs.


























RAMSEY ISLAND                    RSPB
NATURE
RESERVE