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Graham Uney has chosen 15 of the best short walks on the Orkney Islands. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on beauty spots and refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


The best time to fully enjoy the wildlife on these islands is May to July, but the scenery is spectacular year round and the archaeological sites are quieter off-season.


Kirkwall, Stromness, Rousay, Hoy, Westray, Eday, Stronsay


The walks in this book are easy to follow and mostly on good paths, but there are sections that are pathless, and occasionally boggy, especially after rain. None of the clifftop walks have fences or barriers so care is needed.

Must See

The Neolithic village site of Skara Brae; the Old Man of Hoy; the lovely old town of Kirkwall; the seabird cities of Marwick Head and Noup Head; spectacular coastal cliff scenery and stunning sandy beaches; Mid Howe Broch and Chambered Cairn on the island of Rousay
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30 May 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .60cm

15 of the best short walks on the Orkney Islands, including Kirkwall Town, Skara Brae, Brough of Deerness, Marwick Head, Stromness, the Old Man of Hoy, Graemsay, Rousay, Eday, Westray and Stronsay. 

Most walks are under 4 hours in duration and between 3.5km and 10.5km, so they're perfect if you're new to walking or looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family.

  • Easy-to-read OS maps, clear route descriptions and lots of images
  • Many walks are accessible by public transport, but some require private transport
  • Information on local beauty spots and refreshment stops
  • GPX files available for download
  • Compactly sized to fit in a jacket pocket

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By Graham Uney

Graham Uney runs Wild Walks Wales from his home in Welshpool, where he leads walking groups in the beautiful hills of the Welsh borders and mid-Wales. He previously ran Shetland Walking and Wildlife from his home on the Westside of Shetland. Graham also runs week-long skills courses for hillwalkers, National Navigation Award Scheme courses at all levels and digital photography workshops for beginners.

Graham has had 15 books published to date. He is also a freelance journalist and photographer, and an occasional ecological surveyor. In his spare time he is rediscovering rock climbing and is a keen bird ringer, mandolin and guitar player, gardener and dog walker.

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