Hoy Geography

Explore Hoy’s Geographical sites & sights — those places which are interesting from a natural perspective
Cantick Head

Cantick Head

As its name suggests, Cantick Head is a headland at the tip of the Walls peninsula attached to the Orkney...
Heldale

Heldale

Heldale Water is a large fresh water loch in a peaceful setting a couple of miles off the beaten track...
Hill of White Hamars

Hill of White Hamars

Hill of White Hamars has attractive coastal cliffs with caves, natural arches, stacks and a large blow-hole....
Hoy Hills

Hoy Hills

Hoy means the high island so the Hoy hills are a sight to behold among the generally flat landscape of...
Lyrawa Viewpoint

Lyrawa Viewpoint

During WWII Lyrawa  was an anti-aircraft and coastal defence battery; in more peaceful times the viewpoint ...
Old Man of Hoy

Old Man of Hoy

Rising out of the Atlantic Ocean to a height of 450 feet (137m), The Old Man of Hoy is the UK's tallest...
Pegal Burn

Pegal Burn

On the road North from Lyness there is an attractive picnic area to your right. Under the stone bridge...
Rackwick Bay

Rackwick Bay

Nestled among the Hoy Hills is beautiful Rackwick Bay.  This crofting township is considered one of ...
RSPB Hoy Reserve

RSPB Hoy Reserve

Just past the main entrance to the RSPB Hoy Reserve is Sandy Loch — there is basic car parking and yo...
St John's Head

St John's Head

At 1,128 feet (335m) St John's Head is the highest vertical sea cliff in the UK. The horizontal beds ...

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