The beautiful cliff faces of this island form great locations for colonies of many different birds, including Red-billed Chough, Northern Fulmar, Razorbill, Manx Shearwater, Common Guillemot, Northern Gannet, Peregrine Falcon and Eurasian Kestrel, with grey seals populating some of the beaches. Many of these can be observed quite well from both the island itself or from the water. Other birds, such as Little Owl and Northern Wheatear, are also present on the island.
The island itself is only accessible via a small ferry from St Justinian's, which can be booked in advance via http://www.ramseyisland.com/
You can also book different trips around the island.
Terrain and HabitatSea, Grassland, Moors/heathland
ConditionsHilly, Flat, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring
RouteNarrow trail, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Only a limited number of people are allowed onto the island each day, making it easy to watch the birds undisturbed.