RSPB North Hill Reserve

RSPB North Hill Reserve, Papa Westray: Address, Phone Number, RSPB North Hill Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

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Finian48
Glasgow, UK87 contributions
Walk around North Hill Reserve
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I walked around the coastline of the reserve on a cold and windy day. Not ideal for bird watching at the cliffs but managed to see some seabirds at Fowl Crag (guillemots, razorbills, shags and fulmar - no puffins unfortunately). Saw Arctic and Great Skuas flying over the moors. Went back before we left Papay and managed to find the beautiful little Scottish Primrose. Visited the Bird Hide (old coastguard hut) which is a great facility but needs a new door!
Written May 7, 2019
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Josephine L
Penzance, UK146 contributions
Interesting visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
Interesting visit, bit wet and boggy but it was a very wet and windy day. Huge variety of birds plants pointed out by our very knowledgeable guide. Not for the faint hearted involves quite a long walk on muddy uneven boggy (flooded in parts) ground and cliff tops. Good shoes and waterproofs essential.
Written April 18, 2019
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Ursus_Polaris
Trondheim, Norway239 contributions
Good for some hrs of nature watching
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife snd I walked all round thr northern 2/3rds of the island. Including the nature reserve. Rather easy walking. Saw skuas, seals, auks, kittywakes, terns and many other types of birds. And 1 other person in several hrs.
Written April 29, 2018
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DGY-Eaglescliffe
Eaglescliffe, UK416 contributions
Well positioned hide
Jul 2017 • Couples
It rained whilst we were here so that spoiled our viewings but the hide is warm and dry. The building has a great view with good reference material, i'm not a bird watcher but there was enough to keep me entertained however even I was impressed with the cliffs on the NE edge of the island, well worth a visit.
Written July 25, 2017
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David G
Melbourne, Australia229 contributions
A wet day
Jun 2017 • Couples
We used a guide - David as part of Peedie Tours. It was a wet and miserable and windy day and it was summer. David knew his birds and he was interesting however the weather made it an ordinary experience. We saw plenty of sea birds and 2 puffins - our aim was to see puffins
Written July 11, 2017
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David S
New Forest National Park Wiltshire, UK15 contributions
Unbelievable, even if you're not that interested in birds...
May 2017 • Solo
Saw my first puffin which will be a lifelong happy memory, plus gannets, guillemots, great skuas, seals, ravens, and oystercatchers
Written May 16, 2017
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Gill T
Orkney Islands, UK602 contributions
Perhaps need a guide?
May 2016 • Couples
We went up from the airport and walked along the coast as far as Fowl Craig, but did not find any puffins, and birds seem very wary of travellers on foot. We have found this also on Mainland Orkney, cars are ignored, but walkers cause the birds to fly off! I imagine we would have seen more if we were younger and fitter, and more capable of walking a great deal, but knowing we had to walk back via St. Boniface chapel and the Knap of Howar to the ferry at the southern tip of the island, we did not get further into the reserve.
For a keen birdwatcher a longer stay would be advisable.
Written June 21, 2016
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angust
Chapel-en-le-Frith, UK83 contributions
Excellent overview of the island
Mar 2016 • Family
Although we are not birds walking up North Hill gives an excellent overview of Papa Westray. There are paths that follow the coast round the North of the Island and the RSPB outlook post (a former coastguard lookout that had been moved from the North of the Island to its current location) provides excellent spot to view birds and other wildlife on the reserve itself.
Written April 2, 2016
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svt6666
Norwich, UK14 contributions
Great Bird reserve on the north of Papa Westray
May 2015 • Couples
Stay the night at the Hostel (Beltane House)
Guided tours Wednesday and Saturday. Book through Beltane House and island tour with Bird Reserve in the afternoon.
Written June 23, 2015
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,705 contributions
Fantastic Wild Nature (Bird) Reserve on Papa Westray
Jul 2014 • Family
The RSPB North Hill Reserve is a protected are at the northern end of Papa Westray.

The landscape is magnificent (it is an SSSI)

The Sea Cliffs are awesome - with large numbers of sea birds - We saw Terns, Guillemots, Skuas and Puffins .. We also watched a group of about 20 seals at close quarters.

The RSPB Warden does tours in the summer months for those that want this service.
Written July 12, 2014
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