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Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks on a short walk into the Orphir hills with a footpath all the way.

”Although just a small hill, the views from the top of Gruf Hill are absolutely stunning on a clear day, with visibility stretching right over Scapa Flow to mainland Scotland.”

2-3 hours, Medium, £30pp

NB The path can be very wet in places.

It is possible to use the local bus service for this walk, Stagecoach service No 2 from Kirkwall to Houton can stop at the Scorradale layby on request.

Megan’s aim with the Festival walks is to take you off the beaten track where you can see some different wildlife and enjoy Orkney scenery.

The maximum group size is 6 people. You are advised to have appropriate footwear for walking, ie walking boots as well as warm, waterproof clothing. Binoculars and camera are also advisable.

Booking is essential. Here is the booking link.

The Festival ticket system is kindly provided by e-availability, Forres and Inverness.

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