Walks 2022

There’s an opportunity to go on a classic walk – the great coastal walk from Yesnaby to Stromness, with minibus transport to take you out to Yesnaby to start.

There’s a trip to Flotta, and a Brodgar wildlife walk, and other routes including Mull Head, and the bays of Orphir and Swanbister.

In the special programme put together by Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks, she’ll be looking at waders and seabirds, wildflowers and insects. The walks are special, with space for just 6 people on each, so that everyone has a full opportunity to see and learn more about Orkney’s wildlife.

Megan’s walks are much in demand, with many glowing five-star reviews.

“A must for any lover of nature visiting Orkney.”

“It was one of the highlights of our holiday – and there were quite a few of those! We have been
inspired to learn more. I can’t recommend more highly.”

The walks are subject to Wild Orkney Walks’ Terms and Conditions.

WALK: MULL HEAD CIRCULAR

September 1 → 11:00 am3:00 pm

Out at the north-west tip of Deerness, it's a place of high cliffs, their ledges ideal for sea-birds, and wild heathland. First stop is The Gloup, a collapsed sea cave, then we follow the path along the coastline giving good views of the North Isles on a clear day. We will look for wildlife including birds, flowers, insects, cetaceans.

OUTING AND WALK: FLOTTA – A HIDDEN GEM

September 2 → 7:40 am5:15 pm

Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks on a day trip to the island of Flotta. We will explore the naval cinema and plantation, before enjoying a leisurely walk around the island taking in the wartime heritage, beautiful scenery, a variety of wildlife and of course, the Flotta Penguins!

WALK: ORPHIR BAY CIRCULAR

September 3 → 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor of Wild Orkney Walks on a 2–3 mile circular coastal walk, following a path along the Orphir coastline with views out over Scapa Flow and the islands. Discover the wildlife in a variety of habitats, including a small pocket of woodland. The walk is on a mixture of paths and quiet roads.

WALK: YESNABY TO STROMNESS

September 4 → 9:30 am5:30 pm

It's one of Orkney's most magnificent walks, with bird cliffs and spectacular rock scenery and views across the sea to Hoy. There are rock stacks too – the Castle of Yesnaby and North Gaulton Castle – and the feeling of an unexplored land. We meet in Stromness, where a minibus is waiting to take us to Yesnaby for the start.

WALK: BRODGAR WILDLIFE WALK

September 5 → 2:00 pm5:00 pm

Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor for a circular walk around the RSPB reserve at Brodgar. As the path meanders through the grasslands, we will look for birds, mammals, insects and any remaining wildflowers. We will look for ducks and swans along the shore of the Stenness Loch, then veer inland via the Ring of Brodgar.

WALK: TWO BAYS WALK

September 6 → 10:00 am3:00 pm

Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor to follow the coastline along Orphir Bay, and part of the Scapa Flow coastline. There is a range of habitats including coastal, rocky shores, heath and farmland with a variety of wildlife to be seen. This walk offers an extension to the short walk round Orphir Bay on Saturday 3rd.

WALK: BURWICK COASTLINE

September 7 → 10:00 am1:00 pm

Join Orkney wildlife guide Megan Taylor for a walk along the coastal path north from Burwick, up the west coast of South Ronaldsay. "This path takes you along beautiful cliff tops, giving plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife – from seabirds to seals, insects, flowers and if we’re lucky maybe even a cetacean."

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WALK: MULL HEAD CIRCULAR

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