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Mull Head Nature Reserve, Deerness

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Hike through the high cliffs and heathland of Mull Head Nature Reserve, where layers of mud and sand formed sedimentary rock some 390 million years ago. Over time, the constant surf has carved out stacks, caves, and blowholes in this spectacular landscape. Bird-watchers should look for nesting guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, and kittiwakes on the cliffs, as well as skuas and gulls in the heath. The reserve offers trails of different length: go along the coastline to walk around the whole reserve, or take a steep path to see the remains of a Norse chapel. Stop in the visitors' center to learn more about the landscapes and attractions you can see during your hike. Use our Deerness vacation planner to arrange your visit to Mull Head Nature Reserve and other attractions in Deerness.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 Orkn...  more »
  • 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 n...  more »

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