The Jetty at Tingwall is the departure point for the islands of Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre. The ferry runs several times a day - it is necessary to book in advance if a vehicle is to be taken across. On the shore there is a mound which marks the site of a broch.

The RSPB reserve at Cottascarth is a good place to see Orkney's birds of prey - the Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, and day flying Short Eared Owl.

At the Hall of Rendall is the Doocot (dovecote). This building is unique in Orkney, and has been recently restored.

Rendall Doocot
(C) Richard Welsby

Photograph courtesy of Richard Welsby

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