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Hermaness National Nature Reserve

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Great Hike on Unst

We hiked in October and didn't get to see the puffins but did see other seabirds. We were able to... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Jersey Cove, Canada
Wild wintery and wonderful

This is the place to go if you want the cobwebs blown away. It is a wonderful setting with glorious... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

We hiked in October and didn't get to see the puffins but did see other seabirds. We were able to see Muckle Flugga, Britain's most northerly point and got photos of the lighthouse. Amazing cliffs on this walk - 3-4 hrs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is the place to go if you want the cobwebs blown away. It is a wonderful setting with glorious views and an abundance of wildlife even in early October. It is quite a journey to get here but well worth it. My husband the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Good walking shoes and binoculars are to be recommended for this visit. Spectacular views in a unique environment with a wealth of flora and birds galore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ranger33200
Reviewed 19 September 2018

the gannets cover the cliffs, its wonderful to get up close to them and watch how they live and feed

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blueboytwo
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place, first time I have been out to it this late in the year, but as always the colours and scenery do not disappoint. I was surprised to see there was still a lot of birds to see and on the plus side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paul d
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Hermaness was definitely one of the highlights of our Orkney and Shetland trip. We had one day on Unst and decided to start from the North, which turned out to be a good decision. The weather was the best hiking weather we could ask for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shaked007
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Good walk up from the free car park to the nature reserve but 'board walk' for most of the route makes it easy going. Fantastic views down to the gannetry and then wonderful walk out to the lighthouse at Mugga Flugga with many Puffins to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AubreyK
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Be ready for a bit of a walk from the car park.....but so worth it when you reach the cliffs. Turn south to visit the cliffs which are covered in an amazing number gannets. Turn north to to walk to see Muckle Flugga and Out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Junita D
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visited a week ago with our two children (10 and 8). The first part of the walk is along wooden boards, well away from cliff edges. When you reach the end, the walk is really just starting. Turn right to Muckle Flugga, the northernmost point...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomisa
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

we saw a lot of puffins, scuas and ganets! the cliffs are very impressive, I would recommend it to everyone

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lorna K
9 April 2018|
Response from Gth0ms0n |
Tel 01957 71166 local Garage to check on Public transport. There is a daily bus at 7.55am from Lerwick, gets to Unst about 11am. Walk over Hermaness takes a few hours to do it justice. There is a bus back to Lerwick at 4pm... More
Gareth N
25 June 2015|
Response from T2573ZLemmaw | Reviewed this property |
get the overland to unst, public transport poor but you will be safe hitching on the island but really you need to hire a car xx