Noup Head

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Noup Head information

Lonely Planet review

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve at Noup Head, at Westray's northwestern tip is a dramatic area of sea cliffs with vast numbers of breeding seabirds from April to July. You can walk to Noup Head along the clifftops from a parking area, passing the impressive chasm of Ramni Geo, and return via the lighthouse access road (4 miles, allow two to three hours).