Holy Island, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, Tel: +44 01407764973
This breathtaking cliff-top site on Holy Island boasts
walks, a visitor centre and closed circuit TV to view nesting birds. In
summer over 4,000 pairs of seabirds nest at South Stack cliffs. From
Ellin's Tower visitor centre you can watch puffins, fulmars, guillemots
and razorbills, using binoculars and telescopes, and see live pictures
of the birds on the cliffs. Superb bird watching opportunities are not
the only reason to visit South Stack. The cliffs contain some of the
oldest rocks in Wales, dating back nearly 600 million years to a
geological period called the Precambrian. The extensive folds in the
cliff face bear witness to some of the earth movements and forces that
have shaped Wales. The layering of different materials making up the
rocks is clearly visible. The sandstone (brown-orange) and mudstone
(lighter grey) layers have acted differently as they've been folded....
Review South Stack Cliffs in Wales.