This reserve is a magical mixture of land and sea, from sea cliffs to saltmarsh, from moorland to sandflats. Stroll through the moorland and you may well see hen harriers, short-eared owls and red-throated divers, all of which nest on Orkney's moorland. And when you're admiring the beauty of the coastal walks, look out for red-breasted mergansers and black guillemots.
Open at all times. Free entry but donations to help us continue our work here are welcomedInformation for families
Wildlife Explorer backpacks are available from the Stromness Office. These contain binoculars, identification guides for birds and other species, bug jars etc. to help children get the most from their visit.Information for dog owners
This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. During the ground-nesting bird breeding season (1 April to 15 August) and in areas with livestock we would ask that you keep your dog close to you, preferably on a short lead and please clean up after your dog.