The Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme

 

Berriedale Wood, Hoy

A small native woodland in the north of the island of Hoy, Berriedale Wood is a probably fragment of a much more general woodland habitat which may have prevailed in Orkney for millennia.  The Burn of Berriedale runs through the middle of the woodland, which is approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Rackwick Bay. The species which thrive at Berriedale include aspen, hazel, downy birch, rowan and willow. The RSPB manages a reserve nearby adjacent to Sandy Loch, and the whole area is an excellent place to see mountain hares, peregrine falcons, great skuas, red-throated divers, and a fascinating variety of wild flowers and plants including sundews.
 

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