Mull Head, Deerness

Mull Head is the furthest point of Deerness and offers one of the finest coastal circuits on Mainland Orkney. The route has a dramatic gloup, impressive cliffs and geos as well wonderful sea views - but the highlight is the narrow path leading out onto the Brough of Deerness (currently closed due to landslip, summer 2021). The walk can be extended by linking with the Covenanters' Memorial route.


Grassy clifftop path, boggier on return. Slightly exposed path with chain to Brough of Deerness can be omitted.

Public Transport

Bus from Kirkwall to Deerness is 2km from start of the walk.


Mull Head reserve car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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