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Noss National Nature Reserve

#22 of 63 things to do in Shetland Islands Features Animals
Noss, ZE1 0LL, Scotland
+44 800 107 7818
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Beautiful Island. To go to Noss take the ferry in lerwick to Bressay. Follow the signs and you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Velp, The Netherlands
Fantastic day exploring Bressar and Noss from Lerwick

I was staying in Lerwick for 4 days and I needed an adventure that I could walk to. Jane at... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Andy L
Markham, Canada
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Noss, ZE1 0LL, Scotland
+44 800 107 7818
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Island. To go to Noss take the ferry in lerwick to Bressay. Follow the signs and you arrive at another "ferry"!! A small dinghy for 6 people. Great fun. If you see a red flag on Noss the wardens are not coming. The walk...More

Thank biesjeb62
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I was staying in Lerwick for 4 days and I needed an adventure that I could walk to. Jane at Kveldsro House suggested Noss, and printed off info about it for me. Off I went: ferry over to Bressay (runs almost hourly), walked across Bressay...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

A great 4.5 hour walk around the island. Brought over by a warden in an inflatable boat ( it was wet and slippy so be careful and listen to advice ). Not everyone will be so fortunate but we and some other visitors and wardens...More

Thank bob V
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A trip to the Shetland is not complete with a day on Noss. The island is rugged and beautiful with flowers (in summer) and lots of birds. The views from the cliffs are fantastic. The walk is most enjoyable and quite exciting when you get...More

Thank Jean-Noel
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We'd tried many times to go to Noss but this time we were lucky, the dinghy was running. We got in it easily, having an easy climb out at the other side. The briefing from Craig was great, very informative and detailed about birds and...More

1  Thank Martin-F-UK
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A SUPERB nature reserve - beautiful and interesting (birds / flowers / walking). Special day and a real highlight of trip (not well advertised which is strange. Great wardens who run small constant ferry service to island. A gem.

Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

spectacular views of thousands of gannets and other sea birds breeding on/at the cliffs of Noss. Ideally take a boat trip around the island... enjoy the wildlife and ignore the smell!

1  Thank mcmarkon
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We paid a return visit to Noss this holiday and this time we came prepared with lunch and refreshments so we could spend the whole day here. This time we walked all the way round the island and had amazing views of the scenery and...More

2  Thank V R
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Spent the day exploring this island. We really lucked out on the weather and spent the day exploring the island. Fabulous coastal path walks with views unlike any I've see in the UK. If I went back again the only thing I'd do differently is...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Just had a brilliant day walking on Noss. The wardens Craig and Ewan were very helpful and friendly. The actual Birds were phenomenal especially the Gannets who were jostling for air space in their hundreds around The Noup. Also lots of Guillemots, Fulmars, Shags, Great...More

1  Thank Douglas R
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