Facilities at Hobbister

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

No visitor centre on-site.

Car park
  • 4 spaces
  • Spaces in unmarked bays at southern entrance (grid ref: HY395069).
  • Further car parking is available at the side of the road at Waulkmill Bay.
  • No height restrictions.
  • No lighting.
Toilets
  • Nearest toilet facilities are at Waulkmill Bay, 1.5 miles (2km) to the west, and Scapa beach, 3 miles (5km) to the east.
Accessible toilets
  • Nearest RADAR scheme accessible toilet facilities are at Waulkmill Bay, 1.5 miles (2km) to the west, and Scapa beach, 3 miles (5km) to the east.
  • Open 24 hours. 
Refreshments

Nearest refreshments, including hot food, in Kirkwall, 3 miles (5 km) away.

Shop

There is no shop facility on-site.

Picnic area

There is a picnic bench halfway around the trail but this is not wheelchair or pram accessible.

Viewing point

There is no hide on the reserve but a variety of birds can be seen from the car park and from the track leading from the car park into the reserve.

Nature trails
  • 2 mile (3.2km) circular waymarked trail.
  • Trails go to Scapa Flow and Waukmill Bay.
Educational facilities

School visits are available on our Orkney reserves on a variety of topics. Please contact the Orkney Office for further details Tel 01856 850176 or e-mail: orkney@rspb.org.uk.