Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks on a 2–3 mile circular coastal walk on her local patch. The route follows a path along the Orphir coastline with views out over Scapa Flow and the islands. Discover the wildlife that you can find in a variety of habitats, including a small pocket of woodland. The walk is on a mixture of paths and quiet roads.
It is possible to use the local bus service for this walk. Stagecoach service No 2 from Kirkwall to Houton can stop at the end of the Gyre road on request.
2–3 hours, Easy, £33pp
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 or wellies and warm, waterproof clothing. Binoculars and camera are advisable and please bring a drink/snack with you.
NB Walks will only be postponed if the forecast weather will create dangerous conditions for walking. Otherwise, all walks will go ahead as normal.
Booking is essential. Here is a booking link.
The Festival ticket system is kindly provided by e-availability, Inverness.