Head of Faraclett walk

The Head of Faraclett is on the north east corner of the island of Rousay which lies across the narrow Einhallow sound from the north coast of Mainland.

The first half of the walk crosses farmland round the back and side of the headland.

Start of Head of Faraclett walk

Coming round the headland there is a view out to the Atlantic via Wastray Firth which lies between Rousay and Westray to the north.

View West from the Head of Faraclett between Rousay and Westray

Further round is the tip of the headland with spectacular 270° views round from Saviskaill Head round the bay on Rousey; past the northern islands of Westray, Eaday, Sanday, Stronsay; with Fair Isle a dark line on the horizon.  Close to Rousay are Egilsay and Wire, with Shapinsay and Girsay slightly further out on the approaches to Kirkwall bay and a direct line of sight to Kirkwall itself.

West to north panarama from the Head of Faraclett

North to east panorama from the Head of Faraclett

East to south panorma from the Head of Faraclett

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