Orkney

40 Coast and Country Walks

John Fergusson

GBP 6.99

Sitting just off the north coast of Scotland, between the Atlantic and the North Sea, Orkney is probably the only place where, in the space of a single day, you can walk along a golden beach with seabirds and seals, clamber over wartime ruins, descend into ancient tombs or wander around a house that is older than the Pyramids.

With rugged cliffs, rolling waves, prehistoric sites and stunning wildlife, Orkney is a wonderful place to go for a walk. This guide will help you make the most of it.

96 pages / 105mm x 148mm / step inside the guide

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Orkney

Orkney is probably the only place where, in the space of a single day, you can walk along a golden beach with seabirds and seals, clamber over wartime ruins, descend into ancient tombs or wander around a house that is older than the Pyramids. If you are reading this book because you have decided to explore Orkney on foot, then well done! There is no better place to lace up the boots and set off across sandy beaches, beside stunning cliffs, up coastal paths or along quiet country roads. Interest lies around every corner; history and wildlife so close you can touch them and there is so much archaeology you are almost in danger of tripping over it. In recent years cafés, craft shops, hostels and heritage centres have been establishing themselves on most of the islands, and the network of buses, ferries and planes make them remarkably easy to get to. For residents and visitors alike, especially those who love the great outdoors, Orkney is a wonderful place to be.

Balfour Castle, Bay of Tafts, Binscarth Woods, Blotchnie Fiold, Brinkie’s Brae, Brough of Birsay, Burray, Calf of Eday, Cantick Head, Castle o’Burrian, Cata Sand, Churchill Barriers, Copinsay, Covenanters’ Memorial, Cubbie Roo’s Castle, Deerness, Dingieshowe, Doun Helzie, Earl’s Bu, Eday, Egilsay, Faraclett Head, Finstown, Flotta, The Gloup, Graemsay, Grimness, Grobust, Holms of Ire, Houseby, Hoxa, Hunda, Kame of Corrigall, Kirkhouse, Kirkwall, Knap of Howar, Knowes of Trotty, Lyness, Lyrawa Hill, Marwick Head, Mull Head, Ness, Ness of Brodgar, Noltland Castle, North Ronaldsay, Noup Head, Olav’s Wood, Old Man of Hoy, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Orphir, The Palace, Papa Westrayv, Pentland Firth, Pierowall, Point of Ayre, Rackwick Bay, Rapness, Rothiesholm, Rousay, St Magnus’ Church, St Margaret’s Hope, Sanday, Scad Head, Scapa Flow, Scar, Shapinsay, Skaill, Skiba Geo, South Ronaldsay, Standing Stones of Stenness, Stone of Setter, Stromness, Stronsay, Tresness, Trumland House, Vat of Kirbister, Warebeth, Warnessv, Wasdale Loch, Wee Fea, Westray, Wideford Hill, Wyre, Yesnaby

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