Orkney Isles

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from : £ 235.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Stromness, Orkney Islands
>   Availability: Year round
>   Duration: from 4 Nights
>   Grading: Easy

The Orkney Isles Highlights

  • Enjoy wonderful coastal walking in a truly unique Island destination
  • Step back in time at some of Europe's finest ancient monuments
  • Enjoy the superb birdlife in a rich and natural cultural heritage
  • Explore Skara Brae where Britain's earliest inhabitants once lived


There is something almost mystical about the wild and beautiful Islands of Orkney, 70 small islands and skerries just 6 miles north of the Scottish mainland. A deep sense of history is everywhere in these islands where life is defined by the past and sculpted by the sea.

Orkney is a truly unique walking holiday destination. Its deeply indented shoreline combined with wonderful archaeological and historical sites provide wonderful coastal walking opportunities. Yesnaby boasts dramatic cliffs and puffins and sightings of seals, otters, dolphins and whales are possible on walks along the shore line.

The islands boast the greatest concentration of prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe and many can be visited on our walking routes. The Yesnaby Coast Walk takes in Skara Brae, a 5000 year old Neolithic stone village -perhaps the finest archaeological site on the islands.

Throughout your self-guided walking holiday you will be aware of a culture that is different, having more in common with its Norse neighbours than with the British mainland. Discovering these fascinating Islands on foot will leave you wonderfully refreshed but it is the friendly and hospitable Orcadian people that will ensure you return to visit these unique isles.