We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mull Head Nature Reserve

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Make sure to wall Mull Head in full

A visit to the Mull Head Nature Reserve in Deerness comes in 3 parts. First the short walk to the... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2019
via mobile
So beautiful!

A short walk from the car park, to see the Gloup and the cliffs. Such beautiful views! And the wild... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2019
Roanoke, Virginia
Read all 62 reviews
All photos (104)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Deerness, Scotland
+44 1856 873535
Improve This Listing
Reviews (62)
Filter reviews
50 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the cliff car park sea level wild flowers rock formations sunny day interesting geology well worth the trip short walk cave collapsed brough puffins path waves nesting fulmars
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 50 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another great place just for the views but also to see all the birds nesting on the cliff tops. Good for walking also, even if the weather isn't brilliant.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jetsaver
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

A visit to the Mull Head Nature Reserve in Deerness comes in 3 parts. First the short walk to the Gloup. This is the best known feature, and I'm guessing the thing most people come to see: a highly eroded blow hole cum 'canyon' a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank thetravelinghowards
Reviewed July 10, 2019

A short walk from the car park, to see the Gloup and the cliffs. Such beautiful views! And the wild flowers were gorgeous. Nice little visitor's center with bathrooms and good information. My son loved seeing the Northern Marsh Orchids, so unique. Definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MGW_11
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We walked for about an hour and a half in this area. The terrain is a little undulating, but was very easy to walk on. We enjoyed the interesting geology, the coastal views, the birds and the general peace and quiet.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed April 20, 2019

We enjoyed a delightful walk to the Gloup, an ancient geological cave like opening in the earth down to the sea resulting from 400 million old red sandstone being carved by the waves. Walking on out to the nature reserve cliffs there were fulmers and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cjds
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The Mull Head circuit was included in both of the Orkney walk books available in our holiday house. We parked near the Visitor Centre but didn't go there as we have been before. The first stop is the Gloup (which we had first seen over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Scotty062
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I love all the rock formations on Mull Head - fossilised lake bed and rippled sand. The Gloup at the beginning of the walk is spectacular though a little scary but the cliff top stroll is beautiful in dry weather. It’s worth the climb up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ruthdJ2557YF
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day on the island. My wife was looking for places to go on our map. She saw the star for the Gloup. When we arrived and parked up we looked at the boards ect but were confused as to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ducati749r
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Plenty of parking. Don't think Centre was open when we went, so can't comment on that. Did walk from here to the Gloup and then to the Brough of Deerness. Good ambling walk, easy enough.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank D38lawn
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I was lucky enough to have a fantastic walk around Mull Head on a sunny day. Though the typical Orkney wind blowing. It was great to see so many birds - especially on the cliffs. Without doubt Fulmar was the most common. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fpg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 nearby hotels
Lynnfield Hotel
325 reviews
8.83 miles away
The Storehouse
20 reviews
9.09 miles away
Kirkwall Hotel
492 reviews
9.17 miles away
St. Ola Hotel
166 reviews
9.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 72 nearby restaurants
Sheila Fleet - The Kirk Gallery & Cafe
77 reviews
5.25 miles away
The Commodore Bar Restaurant
59 reviews
8.51 miles away
The Smithy
43 reviews
8.68 miles away
The Shore Restaurant
339 reviews
9.15 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 122 nearby attractions
The Italian Chapel
1,053 reviews
8.40 miles away
Orkney Wine Company
36 reviews
8.49 miles away
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
18 reviews
5.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Mull Head Nature Reserve staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines