Wandelvakantie vanuit Stromness op Orkney

Wandelvakantie vanuit Stromness op Orkney

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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.

Your information Pack will contain route notes for some of the very best walks and hikes in the Orkney Isles, and over the course of your walking holiday you can select a different route each day. The following are just some of the many possibilities:

  • A boat trip to the Island of Hoy followed by a magnificent coastal walk along some of Britain’s highest sea cliffs to a famous sea stack
  • A superb walk on mainland Orkney enjoying the rich wild flowers of the coastal machair and one of the largest colonies of seabirds in the Northern Isles
  • An impressive route along the shattered cliffs of the Yesnaby Coast, with an optional visit to Skara Brae, Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic village
  • A circuit of Hunda Island provides good views across Scapa Flow
  • A short boat trip over to the small island of Shapinsay to enjoy a good circuit followed by a superb platter of seafood in the Shapinsay Inn

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.