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Walking on Orkney

From £885.00
6 Days & 5 Nights
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Walking on Orkney

  • Discover Orcadian hospitality and a land rich in history
  • Follow in the footsteps of Neolithic man at Skara Brae
  • Listen to the cacophony of sea birds while walking clifftop paths
  • Walk to the spectacular Old Man of Hoy sea stack
  • Visit one of Kirkwall's whisky distilleries for a dram
Located off the Scottish mainland's northerly tip the islands of Orkney are the perfect place to switch off from the everyday and tune into the landscape surrounding you. Immerse yourself in history, Orcadian culture and wildlife on this twin-centre walking holiday on the far flung islands of Orkney. From Stromness, on the Orcadian mainland, hop across to the neighbouring Isle of Hoy. Walk along coastal paths, where the cliffs below throng with seabirds, to be rewarded with unrivaled views of the 140m tall Old Man of Hoy sea stack. Visit the world-renowned, UNESCO sites of Neolithic Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe chambered cairn. Arrive in Kirkwall, where you'll spend your final 2 nights. This small town grew up around St Magnus Cathedral and is home to two whisky distilleries, Highland Park and Scapa.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Stromness Day 2 Walking on the Isle of Hoy 5.5 miles / 9 km Day 3 Walk from Skara Brae to Stromness 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 4 Walk from the Ring of Brodgar to Stenness 3 miles / 5 km Day 5 Guided tour by minibus on the Isle of Westray Day 6 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!).

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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WHY MACS?

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Self-guided walking & cycling is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
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We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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