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Walking guidebook to 80 routes on the Orkney, Shetland and Fair Isles. Day walks include routes on Hoy, Rousay, Foula, Yell and Unst as well as the mainlands. Walks range from 1 to 16 miles and provide options for walkers of all abilities. Information on interesting sites, getting there and getting around the islands included.
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A guidebook to 80 walking routes on Scotland's Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland. Routes are described on the islands of Orkney (Orkney Mainland, Hoy, South Ronaldsay, Burray, Rousay, Eday, Westray, Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay) and the islands of Shetland (Shetland Mainland, West Burra, East Burra, Foula, Fair Isle, Isle of Noss, Bressay, Whalsay, Papa Stour, Muckle Roe, Out Skerries, Esha Ness, Yell, Fetlar and Unst).
Routes vary in length from 1 mile to 16 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Offering a variety of landscapes together with a wealth of remarkable archaeological sites such as Skara Brae and Jarlshof, Orkney and Shetland are a walker's dream.
Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by clear OS mapping and a time estimate for completing each route. The book includes plenty of information on the region's wildlife, archaeology and history, as well as practical tips such as when to go, what to take and getting to and around Orkney and Shetland.
Quiet, remote and abounding in rare plants and wildlife, together with some of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites, Orkney and Shetland offer a treasure trove of natural and historic wonders, and makes an ideal walking holiday destination.
Walk 10, Burray, Orknies.
It has been reported that there is now no access through the farm at Littlequoy to Hunda over the Hunda reef, so this walk is no longer accessible.
|Archaeology and history|
|Walking on the Northern Isles|
|Getting to the Northern Isles|
|Getting between Orkney and Shetland|
|When to go|
|What to take|
|Maps and access|
|Using this guide|
|Walk 1 Mull Head and the Brough of Deerness|
|Walk 2 The Deerness memorial|
|Walk 3 Wideford Hill|
|Walk 4 Skara Brae, Yesnaby and Stromness|
|Walk 5 Marwick Head and the Kitchener memorial|
|Walk 6 Brough Head|
|Walk 7 The Loch of Hundland and Mid Hill|
|Walk 8 Fibla Fiold and Mid Tooin|
|Walk 9 South Ronaldsay – Hoxa Head|
|Walk 10 Burray – the Hunda Reef|
|Walk 11 Hoy – Heldale Water and Tor Ness|
|Walk 12 Hoy – The Old Man of Hoy, St John’s Head and Cuilags from Rackwick|
|Walk 13 Hoy – Ward Hill from Moaness|
|Walk 14 Rousay – Knitchen Hill and the Trumland RSPB Reserve|
|Walk 15 Rousay – Mid Howe Broch and the Westness walk|
|Walk 16 Rousay – the Suso Burn and Kierfea Hill|
|Walk 17 Rousay – Faraclett Head|
|Walk 18 Eday – Ward Hill and War Ness|
|Walk 19 Eday – Noup Hill and Red Head|
|Walk 20 Eday – Fers Ness and West Side|
|Walk 21 Westray – Inga Ness to Noup Head|
|Walk 22 Papa Westray – Mull Head and the North Hill RSPB Reserve|
|Walk 23 North Ronaldsay – coastal traverse|
|Walk 24 Jarlshof and Sumburgh Head|
|Walk 25 The Ness of Burgi Iron Age fort|
|Walk 26 Fitful Head|
|Walk 27 Around Fora Ness|
|Walk 28 St Ninian’s Isle over the tombolo|
|Walk 29 To the Taing of Maywick|
|Walk 30 Deepdale from Maywick|
|Walk 31 Sandwick to No Ness|
|Walk 32 The Helli Ness peninsula|
|Walk 33 Muskna Field from Wester Quarff|
|Walk 34 Scrae Field and the White Stone of Toufield|
|Walk 35 Fair Isle – the climb to Ward Hill|
|Walk 36 Fair Isle – Malcolm’s Head|
|Walk 37 Fair Isle – a west coast traverse|
|Walk 38 Mousa – the Mousa Broch and RSPB reserve|
|Walk 39 West Burra – Kettla Ness|
|Walk 40 East Burra – Houss Ness and the Ward of Symbister|
|Walk 41 Lerwick old town and the Knab|
|Walk 42 Scalloway to the Hill of Burwick|
|Walk 43 Fora Ness|
|Walk 44 Westerwick and Culswick|
|Walk 45 Staneydale Temple|
|Walk 46 Mu Ness to Deepdale over Sandness Hill|
|Walk 47 Ness of Noonsbrough|
|Walk 48 Scalla Field and the Butter Stone|
|Walk 49 The North Nesting coast|
|Walk 50 Foula – the Daal to the Sneck Ida Smallie|
|Walk 51 Foula – the Sneug|
|Walk 52 Foula – the Noup|
|Walk 53 Bressay – the Ward of Bressay and the Ord|
|Walk 54 Noss – Noss Head Nature Reserve|
|Walk 55 Papa Stour – Virda Field and Mauns Hill|
|Walk 56 Whalsay – the Ward of Clett|
|Walk 57 Out Skerries – Housay and Mio Ness|
|Walk 58 Lunna Ness|
|Walk 59 Ness of Hillswick|
|Walk 60 Esha Ness from Tangwick|
|Walk 61 Ronas Hill – highpoint of the Shetland Isles|
|Walk 62 Ronas Hill, Langayre and the North Roe plateau|
|Walk 63 The Beorgs of Skelberry|
|Walk 64 Towards Uyea Island|
|Walk 65 Point of Fethaland|
|Walk 66 Muckle Roe – the west coast and the Hams|
|Walk 67 Yell – the Old Haa and Heoga Ness|
|Walk 68 Yell – Ward of Otterswick|
|Walk 69 Yell – the White Wife|
|Walk 70 Yell – Stuis of Graveland|
|Walk 71 Yell – the Gloup and North Neaps|
|Walk 72 Unst – Valla Field|
|Walk 73 Unst – the west coast of Unst and the Dale of Woodwick|
|Walk 74 Unst – Keen of Hamar|
|Walk 75 Unst – the Horns of Hagmark|
|Walk 76 Unst – the abandoned village of Framgord|
|Walk 77 Unst – Hermaness National Nature Reserve|
|Walk 78 Fetlar – Lamb Hoga|
|Walk 79 Fetlar – Funzie Ness|
|Walk 80 Fetlar – Vord Hill|
|Appendix A Route summary table|