Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the Hoy Centre, is ideally situated for an affordable, relaxing holiday on the stunning island of Hoy.
***** PLEASE NOTE, HOY IS AN ISLAND - YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE CONSIDERED YOUR FERRY OPTIONS ******
There are 2 options for getting to Hoy:
1. Houton (Orphir, mainland Orkney) to Lyness (Hoy) - vehicles and foot passengers
2. Stromness (mainland Orkney) to North Hoy - foot passengers ONLY
Please see Orkney Ferries Timetables for more information
Hoy Outdoor Centre Opening Times:
It is open all year round, except for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
Check-in time: by arrangement.
Departure time: 10:00.
The Centre offers excellent facilities and is well-equipped for all size parties, with ample free parking for several vehicles. For residential guests, the Centre has 8 bedrooms, all ensuite. Each room has 4 beds (2 singles and a bunk bed), desks, seating and 4 lockers. All bed linen is provided, however, guests must bring their own towels. The Centre is fully accessible for disabled guests.
The spacious hall has seating and tables for up to 60 people. If required, there is a small stage available, plus presentation materials.
The Centre has a well-equipped kitchen for those groups wishing to provide their own food.
The smaller common room has comfortable seating and a TV is available.
Sorry no camping or motor homes.
Charges for all Council services can be obtained from the ‘Council Charges’ page which can be accessed from this website
Availability and Bookings:
We would encourage members of the public to use the ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM as telephone and email bookings will incur an additional admin charge.
If you require any further information or need assistance making a booking, please do not hesitate to contact Stromness Customer Services using the details below.
Telephone: 01856873535 extension 2901 or 01856850907.
Much of North Hoy is owned and managed by the RSPB. The reserve comprises 3,500ha of upland heath and cliffs where a large variety of birds live and breed. More information can be found on the RSPB website .Off the west coast of the reserve towers The Old Man of Hoy and the dramatic hills of North Hoy and stunning sea cliffs offer excellent hill walking, climbing and bird watching.