Birdwatching - Lye Rock

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Lye Rock, a small offshore island on Cornwall's far north coast, was for a long time famous as the site of Cornwall's largest colony of puffins. Sadly there are far fewer to be seen today, although
the rock remains a valuable breeding site for a variety of other birds, including Peregrine Falcons, Razorbill, Shag, Kittiwake, Great Black-Backed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull and Fulmar.

Clearly visible from the six mile stretch of coast path that runs between Boscastle and Tintagel, the rock is part of a section of coast characterised by impressive cliffs with extraordinary rock formations and spectacularly sheer drops. The cliffs are deliciously remote, allowing Stonechat to breed in patches in the cliff-top scrub, as well as being home to Ravens, Jackdaw, Rock Pipit and a small colony of nesting House Martin.