These isolated islands provide a breeding site for the rare Leach’s and storm petrels as well as fulmars, gannets, razorbills, guillemots and puffins.

As the most remote NNR in Britain access is extremely difficult. To land on the islands could cause great disturbance to the nesting birds there. To quote from the NNR’s leaflet “Please contact SNH in advance if you intend visiting and take a reserve supply of food in case bad weather stops you leaving. High winds are frequent and often violent, whilst the rocks, sheer cliffs and steep slopes can be very dangerous.”

There are a small number of liveaboard wildlife cruises that include North Rona in their itineries, including Eda Frandsen from Mallaig, Kilda Cruises from Harris. See our wildlife tours and trips page for more information.

Location: 45 miles north of the Butt of Lewis