The Bishops and Clerks

Pembrokeshire islands

The Bishops and Clerks are the treacherous stretch of rocky islets and reefs which lie to the West of Ramsey.  They are subject to the strong tidal races and overfalls, which make the area a notorious hazard for shipping. As a result in 1839 the South Bishop Light house was built to ensure a safer passage.  Carreg Rhosson and North Bishop are home to some 150 pairs of storm petrel and as well as guillemots and razorbills. The North Bishop is also home to a small colony of puffins.