Facilities at Cottascarth and Rendall Moss

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

No visitor centre.

Car park
  • 3 spaces
  • 1 Blue Badge space
  • The car park is located just beyond the working farm of Lower Cottascarth.
  • Space available for one minibus.
  • Nearest toilets, including accessible facilities, are at Finstown, 5 miles (8 km) away.
  • Open 24 hours.
Accessible toilets
  • Nearest RADAR scheme accessible toilets are at Finstown, 5 miles (8km) away.



Nearest refreshments, including hot food, can be found at Dounby, 6 miles (10 km) away, or Kirkwall, 11 miles (18 km).


No shop facility on-site.

Viewing point

Eddie Balfour hen harrier hide at Cottascarth, 600 m from car park.

Nature trails
Educational facilities

The Orkney RSPB field teacher uses the reserve and hide for education visits throughout the year.