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Mull Head Nature Reserve

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A beautiful and interesting walk

The Mull Head circuit was included in both of the Orkney walk books available in our holiday house... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Don’t just look at the views

I love all the rock formations on Mull Head - fossilised lake bed and rippled sand. The Gloup at... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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All reviews the cliff car park viewing platform sunny day rock formations well worth the trip cave collapsed brough puffins path birds ascent arch fulmars circuit route
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Mull Head circuit was included in both of the Orkney walk books available in our holiday house. We parked near the Visitor Centre but didn't go there as we have been before. The first stop is the Gloup (which we had first seen over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scotty062
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I love all the rock formations on Mull Head - fossilised lake bed and rippled sand. The Gloup at the beginning of the walk is spectacular though a little scary but the cliff top stroll is beautiful in dry weather. It’s worth the climb up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day on the island. My wife was looking for places to go on our map. She saw the star for the Gloup. When we arrived and parked up we looked at the boards ect but were confused as to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ducati749r
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Plenty of parking. Don't think Centre was open when we went, so can't comment on that. Did walk from here to the Gloup and then to the Brough of Deerness. Good ambling walk, easy enough.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I was lucky enough to have a fantastic walk around Mull Head on a sunny day. Though the typical Orkney wind blowing. It was great to see so many birds - especially on the cliffs. Without doubt Fulmar was the most common. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fpg
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Although this is well off the beaten track it's well worth a visit Park near the Gloup - then walk from the car park to the Gloup turn left and then continue for about a mile to the Brough of Deerness along the signposted path...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the car park is the Gloup. Gives the wow factor and excellent for photos. Walked on from here to Mull Head. Steep cliffs so be very careful. Very muddy at bits too so wear appropriate footwear.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went miles into the countryside to do the gloop. The kids and my wife were amazed at it. It is a real hidden gem in Orkney. It is great to see what nature is able to achieve. Great on a sunny day. Lots of birds...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were lucky because every day we were in Scotland the sun was shining, and it was 65 degrees. (It had just snowed the week before.) So the hike around this magnificent coastline was sublime. We didn't do the full circle of the Reserve; and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Virginia W
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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