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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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  • Well worth the walk. Stunning views kids loved seeing the bird nesting on the cliffs. The monument is an amazing tribute to the 737 souls who lost their life when the HMS Hampshire was lost after hitt...  more »
  • The walk is well signposted from an easy car park. It takes you up to the Kitchener memorial, with great cliff views, lots of birds and an amazing angle on the island of Birsay. Then the path takes ba...  more »
  • Lovely walk up the hill that look us around about 1.5 hours with our younger children. Rabbits are all over the hill in a grand show of burrows. We didn't see any puffins unfortunately but all kinds o...  more »