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Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

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Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

Hi. I want to visit the Brough of Deerness and from what I can tell the path is pretty sketchy. Is it recommended only to visit during low tide because of the difficult path necessary to reach it? I know the Brough of Birsay is low tide only but I was wondering if the Brough of Deerness is low tide only too, or if it can be accessed during high tide. Thank you for your help!

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1. Re: Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

It would have to be a very high tide to cut off access to The Broch Of Deerness.........the whole area is stunning so be sure to allow yourselves a good couple of hours to explore.

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2. Re: Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

Ok thank you very much!

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3. Re: Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

you're very welcome and have a magical trip :-)

p.s. The Brough Of Birsay is definitely two hours either side of low tide though as it is a tidal Island

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4. Re: Can the Brough of Deerness only be accessed at low tide?

Okay so this question was annoying me as I could picture the path in my head but my photo's didn't show the full path and as much as I racked my brains I was only 99% sure about my answer. I am visiting Orkney at the moment so late this afternoon (and hardly a cloud in the sky) I decided to go and re-check........and phew my memory was right. It would have to be a serious storm and high tide to cut the broch off, although having said that I wouldn't be heading anywhere near it in a storm anyway :-)

p.s. Also be sure to read up on the story of the Covenanters who were imprisoned at Greyfriars Cemetry in Edinburgh before being put on a boat to America which sank just off Deerness and where a monument now stands.

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