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Mull Head Nature Reserve

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Deerness, Scotland
+44 1856 873535
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Walk to the Brough of Deerness for spectacular views

Although this is well off the beaten track it's well worth a visit Park near the Gloup - then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John T
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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A sight worth seeing

A short walk from the car park is the Gloup. Gives the wow factor and excellent for photos. Walked... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
JillAdventures
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk” (5 reviews)
“sea cave” (5 reviews)
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Deerness, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is well off the beaten track it's well worth a visit Park near the Gloup - then walk from the car park to the Gloup turn left and then continue for about a mile to the Brough of Deerness along the signposted path...More

Thank John T
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the car park is the Gloup. Gives the wow factor and excellent for photos. Walked on from here to Mull Head. Steep cliffs so be very careful. Very muddy at bits too so wear appropriate footwear.

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Went miles into the countryside to do the gloop. The kids and my wife were amazed at it. It is a real hidden gem in Orkney. It is great to see what nature is able to achieve. Great on a sunny day. Lots of birds...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We were lucky because every day we were in Scotland the sun was shining, and it was 65 degrees. (It had just snowed the week before.) So the hike around this magnificent coastline was sublime. We didn't do the full circle of the Reserve; and...More

Thank Virginia W
Reviewed June 7, 2016

I was lucky and the sun came out for my walk on Mull Head Nature Reserve. Stunning cliff top scenery that is literally breathtaking. One of my three favourite spots that I visited in my 9 days on Orkney. About 25 minute drive from Kirkwall...More

2  Thank jakkinthegroove
Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were lucky and went on a calm dry day though can imagine it would get pretty wild in the wind!! Lovely walk and scenery, get away from it all!! The gloup is well worth a look. Proper walking gear needed as very boggy in...More

Thank NickyVN
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Windswept, heather, heath, rocky shorelines, dangerous and brooding. Okay, understand all that now as we visited the reserve, got off the beaten path, found another one and was awed by the scenery. Unfortunately it was too early to see Puffins, and it being a cold,...More

Thank KMcT1
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Go prepared to be blasted by the wind/ weather but it is stunning. The cliffs/waves/birds- loved it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Cosmanoli
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Do not make this trek without proper footwear and, for heavens sake, stay away from the extreme edges. There are no guardrails except near The Gloup - a collapsed sea cave that is worth experiencing, even if you do not take the long path around...More

Thank Hale1776
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Easy parking and short walk to the Gloup - well worth seeing and if it's a good day then a lovely walk around the headland. Very interesting site to see the action of water.

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