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Noup Head Cliffs (RSPB)

Westray

These spectacular sandstone cliffs on the north-west coast of Westray hold Orkney's largest seabird colony. Each summer some 45,000 guillemots and 12,000 pairs of kittiwakes crowd on to the cliff ledges. Fulmars, razorbills, puffins and black guillemots also breed here. Gannets nested on the cliffs for the first time in 2003.Along the cliffs there are colourful displays of thrift, sea campion, spring squill and the delicate white flowered grass of Parnassus.

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Reserve is open at all times

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Noup Head Cliffs (RSPB)

Westray
Orkney
Phone: 01856 850 176
Email: orkney@rspb.org.uk
Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/...
Noup Head Cliffs (RSPB)

Directions

From Pierowall follow the minor road west to Noup Farm, then the track, 1.5 miles (2.4 km), to the lighthouse at the north end of the reserve.

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