Orkney Walking and Wildlife Video Diary with Dan Greenwood
Destination and Adventure Specialist (and our resident wildlife expert!), Dan Greenwood, takes us on a Walking and Wildlife tour of Orkney
View a plethora of seabirds and explore this island chain filled with rugged landscapes; walk trails lined with rare wild flowers lead you through a land of ancient brochs and Viking heritage. You will visit the iconic rock stack, the Old Man of Hoy, where cliffs throng with breeding seabirds. Dan will take you to Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland and Ring of Brogdar.
With 4 walking days and 5 nights, this self-guided walking holiday provides the perfect combination of walking and wildlife viewing. The trip starts with an overnight stay in the sheltered old stone harbour town of Stromness. Form here the ferry takes you to the Island of Hoy, where the Old Man of Hoy resides. A days walk to this 140m high stack allows you to experience the cacophony of a ‘seabird city’. Your base in Stromness is perfect for a coastal walk to 5000 year old Skara Brae, the most important Stone Age village in Northern Europe. The following day takes you inland to the Ring of Brodgar, the largest stone circle in Scotland.
Watch Dan's video diary of Walking in Orkney: