A feast for the senses, the sounds and sights of Hermaness are full of drama. The white tops of the waves complement the white staining on the cliffs where sea birds nest every year. Gannets glide past, searching the waves relentlessly, and then diving into the water at breakneck speeds. Puffins waddle from their clifftop burrows in early summer and, away from the bustle of the cliffs, great skuas and red throated divers nest in the open moorland.
This remote island reserve, including the rocky islets of Muckle Flugga and Out Stack, at the northernmost point of the British Isles, offers a dramatic cliff-top setting in which to view an incredible array of birdlife.
Located about an hour’s walk through grassy moorland from the Reserve entrance, the cliffs are home to numerous nesting seabirds including fulmars, gulls, shags, gannets, puffins and kittiwakes.
- Car park
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wildlife viewing
Muckle Flugga Shore Station 2 Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, National ZE2 9EQ