The Vat of Kirbuster and Lamb Head, Stronsay

The Vat of Kirbuster is a gloup or blow hole whose entrance is spanned by a spectacular rock arch. It is just one of the highlights of this excellent circuit, which also has large seabird colonies in the season. The return is along quiet tarmac lanes.


Coastal clifftops, path indistinct at times with some wet sections. Minor roads on return.

Public Transport

None to start, which is 8km from the ferry jetty.


Vat of Kirbuster car parking area, HY681240. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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