On the clifftop at East Runton, a small oasis of primarily blackthorn scrub nestles donated in memory of Peter Crichton Kay.
This small piece of ‘rough’ ground provides shelter and a welcome resting place for tired migrant birds as well as a great vantage point for visitors wishing to ‘sea watch’
These diminutive birds with their distinctive, explosive trilling song can sometimes be seen but more likely heard, low down in the scrub thicket, flitting busily through the tangled branches.
These plants of disturbed ground are biennial – they take two years to go from seed to flowering. The plant’s Latin name Digitalis means ‘finger-like’ on account of the distinctive tubular flowers.
Located 1.9km (1.2 miles) West of Cromer on the Cromer Road (A149). The public footpath runs alongside a campsite for approximately 200m before entering the Kay Cliffs Nature Reserve. There is a layby opposite the start of the public footpath with limited parking; alternatively there are public car parks in the village of East Runton (approximately 350m away).