Visit the Mull Head visitor centre

Make the most of your visit to Mull Head by calling into the Mull Head information centre in this popular Orkney walking and wildlife area.

Sea birds at Mull head

Mull Head is a great place to see Orkney's wildlife

The Centre which opened in 2008 features displays about the geology, wildlife and history of Mull Head, including the unique bird life of the area and how farming has influenced and contributed to the landscape.

There are also public toilets and a picnic table. A whiteboard allows people to note flora and fauna sightings, as well as interactive and hands-on displays for children such as fossil rubbings.

The centre has recently had a roofing upgrade and a new sign has been put in place at the Mull Head car park to help direct visitors to the facility.

Custodian and Access Officer Stephen Jenkinson said: “Mull Head is a popular walking choice this time of year, and many people may not be aware that a Centre is there for them to use.

“It’s extremely well equipped, with a fully accessible path and disabled parking and wheelchair friendly toilets, and is just 100 metres from the main car park for Mull head and the Gloup.

“The Centre provided a popular base for many of the recent Deerness in 100 Objects project – we hope it will continue to be used as another information hub for the community and visitors alike.”

The Mull Head information centre is open every day.

More information

Discover Mull Head – Orkney Islands’ Council official website