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Address: Deerness, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1856 873535
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
jakkinthegroove
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

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 Orkney. About 25 minute drive from Kirkwall and you will need a car to get here or you can get the bus... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

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 needed as very boggy in places when we went and watch your head as 2 very cross Skuas attacking us!!

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Thank NickyVN
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Windswept, heather, heath, rocky shorelines, dangerous and brooding. Okay, understand all that now as we visited the reserve, got off the beaten path, found another one and was awed by the scenery. Unfortunately it was too early to see Puffins, and it being a cold, windy (more images to conjur) and rainy day, we didn't spend as much time as... More 

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Thank KMcT1
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Go prepared to be blasted by the wind/ weather but it is stunning. The cliffs/waves/birds- loved it. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Cosmanoli
Coventry, Connecticut
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Do not make this trek without proper footwear and, for heavens sake, stay away from the extreme edges. There are no guardrails except near The Gloup - a collapsed sea cave that is worth experiencing, even if you do not take the long path around the cliffs. TIP: The unstaffed visitor center, which has toilets and some interesting exhibits, is... More 

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Pontypridd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Easy parking and short walk to the Gloup - well worth seeing and if it's a good day then a lovely walk around the headland. Very interesting site to see the action of water.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

For those unable to indulge in a long walk or ill-equipped with clothing & footwear, this offers a short, simple walk from car park to coast. A chance to see the collapsed sea cave, some bird life on the cliffs and to breathe in the clean, fresh air. A decent path, mostly on the level & only half a dozen... More 

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Thank Glen M
Orkney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is our local patch, but never fails to take our breath away (and no, it's not just because of the wind!) and so glad to read that others agree - the local term for those Great Skuas is actually "Bonxies" and you are unlikely to have a problem with them if you stick to the path, as they don't... More 

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Thank Kathryn S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Start at the Gloup car park and go through the gate heading towards the coastline. Standing looking down at the gloup is a stimulating experience. Follow the coastal path to the Brough of Deerness and go down onto the small beach. Then head up the narrow path on to the brough but take great care as the path is narrow... More 

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Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Start at the Gloup car park and amble around to the Brough of dearness and Mull Point. At this point you can either take a path back to the car park or continue to the Covenanter's Memorial. There is an excellent visitors centre run by the local community. Absolutely superb walk in the wind and howling rain !

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