Photo: Deerness is about 8½ miles south east of Kirkwall. A nature reserve with lots of bird life and dramatic nature. Deerness has also a Norse and Viking history. One important place or excavations and archaeology is the Brough of Deerness. Mammals and seals can be spotted if one is lucky. During our seven day stay in the Orkneys we didn’t spot a single seal or Puffin.
Getting out here: We took a bus from Kirkwall. The final destination is Lighthouse corner, then we walked about 40 minutes. Stopped for the Gloup. The word is from Norse ‘gluppa’, a blow-hole. This is a collapsed sea cave, 40 yards long by 80 feet deep.
The Gloup. Also recommend to watch this spot on Google Maps. Looks really astonishing from high above!