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Orkney For Nature Lovers

Keep your eyes and ears peeled at all times! A cacophony of sights and sounds awaits you at all times of the year. Orkney is the best place in the UK for seabirds, with 21 breeding species. There are also 13 RSPB reserves across the islands, providing superb places to watch resident and migrant birds.

Breath-taking cliff walks are also easy to find – visit Hoy to see the magnificent red sandstone cliffs and sea stack at St John’s Head, or make your way to North Ronaldsay to spot seals and their pups, or catch a glimpse of the native sheep who live on the shore feeding on seaweed.

From early spring and throughout summer, the cliffs, meadows and moorlands burst into colour with wild flowers of all shapes and sizes. Here on Orkney you truly can get back to nature.