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Filey North Yorkshire

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Filey Bay viewed from the Brigg.
Filey Bay viewed from the Brigg.

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Site Details

A coastal migration watch point and now a bird observatory, Filey Brigg lies to the north of Filey Town. The whole area (including Filey Dams YWT reserve) is monitored by the Filey Brigg Ornithological Group who produce a yearly report for the Observatory.

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Birding Sites in the Filey Area

Additional Site Details


A165 from Bridlington north and turn off at first signpost to Filey. From Scarborough, travel south on A165 and turn off to Filey. From York and A1, take A64 east towards Scarborough and at Staxton take second junction on roundabout to Filey. At end of this road turn right at T-junction onto A165 and left at next roundabout to Filey.


There is a seawatch hide on the Brigg. The keys can be hired at the Country Park Stores.


Pay-and-display on Country Park.

Opening Times

Any reasonable time.


Ringing demos in October where visiting ringers can join in.

Key Areas / Routes

Filey Brigg for waders and seabirds. Filey Bay for seaducks and divers. The Country Park scrub and trees for migrants in spring and autumn.

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