It’s a chance to see a transformation in the landscape and hear its story from its designer and the originator of the idea – Arcadia Park in Kirkwall is becoming a haven of trees and flowers.
And there’s an opportunity to walk an ancient landscape with people who know it in so much detail, and its ancient plants and animals as well. There’s a walk on the Ness of Brodgar site led by the director of the excavations there, with the latest news on their progress just days after their completion for another year. There’s also a walk from the Brodgar stones to those at Stenness, accompanied by archaeologists and researchers into archaeobotany and zooarchaeology.
We’ll be adding in here soon the details of two walks to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bessie Skea, who wrote about Orkney wildlife and land and sea so lyrically. There will be a walk to the Loch of Wasdale, and an outing to Rousay.