Please note that all our hides are currently closed due to Covid19 restrictions.  We have displayed additional guidance for visitors around our reserve trails and ask that all visitors follow these guidelines and adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times :

Please be aware that during the lockdown period, wildlife in some areas will have been relatively undisturbed and birds may have nested closer to paths than usual. Nesting birds are extremely sensitive to disturbance and we recommend that extra care is taken at this time to keep disturbance to a minimum, in particular please keep dogs on a short lead or close at heel on our reserves. Please check for the latest information on each of our reserves before planning a visit here :

In addition, we recommend that anyone planning a visit to Orkney consults the latest ferry and air travel information and travel guidance at :

The RSPB are the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we’ve grown to meet them too.

RSPB Orkney welcomes visitors to 12 reserves across the islands, which are home to important populations of some spectacular wildlife. They include magnificent sea-cliffs filled with bustling colonies of guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills, wondrous wetlands packed with wildflowers and waders, and tranquil heather moorlands that are home to breeding hen harriers and red-throated divers.

We are passionate about nature and manage our reserves to provide the environment and conditions for wildlife to flourish. We run events throughout the year to help you get closer to some of the magnificent wildlife and wild places.

You can find detailed accessibility information on all our reserves on the Visit Scotland website – search for the reserve name and follow the links to the Accessibility Guides. You can also find information on our website: and follow our Facebook page: