Cata Sand and Tres Ness, Sanday

Tres Ness is a peninsula linked tenuously to Sandy by a long spit of impressive dunes dividing Cata Sands from the Bay of Newark. This walk heads out over the sands to visit the furthest point - it is best avoided at high tide when the easiest walking below the dunes would be covered. Prepare to be dive-bombed by arctic terns in nesting season.


Grassy track and sandy beach. Final section more overgrown with some boggy patches.

Public Transport

Daily, ferries and flights to Sanday from Kirkwall, local bus meets ferry in summer and by arrangement in winter.


Car park on south side of B9069 1.5km east of Lady. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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