Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Mainland

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Walk on top of the cliffs, admire the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and go birdwatching at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve. You can observe a colony of up to 25,000 seabirds on this 1.6 km (1 mi) long stretch of red sandstone cliffs, before exploring the rugged rock pools and the beach below. Come at low tide and you'll see a lagoon providing a haven for wading birds and ducks. Observe the famed puffin in its natural habitat, alongside guillemots and many other bird species. Bring warm clothes and binoculars to the nature reserve, which stays open 24 hours a day. Plan my trip to Harray with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We were there for birding during our roadtrip! Amazing views and birding along the cliffs. We had Great Skua, Fulmar, Gannets, 2 hen harriers and more. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Itis the northof mainland orkney, so why not. More restricted fot pathes. The cow enclosure fneces are to close. Nice sunsets, if any when there.  more »
  • Cliffs overlooking the sea, nature reserve, Kingdom of seabirds, poignant Memorial, natural scenery of extraordinary beauty, little visited and therefore even more beautiful and magical!
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