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. Use our Harray tour planner to arrange your visit to Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve and other attractions in Harray.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Quite apart from the stunning view as you walk along the clifftops, the imposing Kitchener Memorial and HMS Hampshire wall is an edifice of great impact and grandeur. For anyone with limited mobility ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    This is a great place to watch the sea birds, with fewer people around than at the Brough of Birsay. When we visited, we spotted a fulmar chick right at the top of the cliff - easy to quickly snatch a...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    There is a small free car park around a 15 minute walk away from the cliffs at Marwick Head and the Kitchener & HMS Hampshire memorial. The walk is pleasant and quite easy, once at the cliffs the view...  more »

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