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“all by myself - almost”
Review of Duncansby Head

Duncansby Head
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US$19.91*
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

A great place to walk. Hardly anyone around - especially if you walk further than the Stacks. Weather was dry so spent a few hours just watching the waves, the birds and the seals.

Thank ann p
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a most spectacular place to visit. There are 'stacks', vertical rocks cur of from the mainland by erosion and long, deep sided inlets with a profusion of seabirds nesting in every crevice. It is a bit of a walk from the parking area but it is on a reasonable grass surface and well worth the effort.

Thank Iain S
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed the night up here in a campervan on a blustery night, and although we didn't sleep much due to the wind rocking the van, it was an outstanding place to park up. Firstly, the views of Orkney and along the north coast were nothing short of spectacular and the sunset along the latter made for a memorable time. It was mid-April and the seabird colonies were active so there was always something to look at flying by and making a scene. We saw: Puffins, Razorbills, Gannets, Gulls, Skuas, Rock Doves, Guillemots and more. Early the next morning when there was still nobody about, we took the cliff walk past the lighthouse and along the cliffs on the East part of the Head. Again, super views, the we saw the stacks. We travelled the Scottish coast in this trip and the amazing sights on Duncansby Head were only 2nd in outstanding natural beauty behind the Isle of Skye. Cannot recommend highly enough.

1  Thank BigMisterJones
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Visited the stacks on a beautifully sunny day with clear views. Excellent views over to Orkney Isles. If you don't see the puffins at first, keep looking! It took us about 10 minutes to spot the first one and when you realise what you are looking for, they appear everywhere!

Thank Helen2307
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Although the weather was mixed, this was a worthwhile walk along the coast, up to the ligfhthouse and on to the stacks. No crowds but plenty of birds. Shame they are unable to fix the section of path passing below the camping site.

1  Thank Patrick F
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