Hoy Nature Reserve

Nature Centres & Reserves

Hoy, Orkney

    Welcome to Hoy Nature Reserve.

    This mixture of moorland and cliff tops may be exposed to the elements, so you really do need to wrap up warm, but a visit is very rewarding. You'll see the famous Old Man of Hoy rock stack that has inspired generations of climbers, not to mention the nesting seabirds that have been known to dive-bomb them too!

    From guillemots, kittiwakes and red-throated divers on the cliffs, to great skuas, red grouse and golden plovers on the moors, you should see some beautiful and fascinating birds.

    Stay safe: Orkney weather can be surprisingly changeable! Please make sure you have water/wind-proof clothing, stout footwear and if you want to explore the hills away from the main path network, take a map and compass. Please take great care around the clifftops.

    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

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