Orkney Islands

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 75007

From: £1135.00

Guided Walking Holidays The Orkney Islands The gentle scent of salt sea air permeates the atmosphere on Orkney. The classic harbour sounds of seagulls, yachts, and fishing boats unloading all create a sense of the surrounding sea that remains with you when you walk amongst evidence of human habitation since the beginning of time. Roam the margins between sea and land, along deserted cliffs or welcoming villages€ross treeless landscapes dotted with monuments to mans interaction with these remote places. Orkney is a unique and mystical place. We stay in the village of Stromness to take advantage of the stunning coastal walking opportunities. Our programme offers both the naturalist and historian a full and exciting week filled with visual delights. We walk to the Kitchener Memorial, Wideford Hill burial chamber, and (subject to ferries) the Old Man of Hoy. We plan to include walking tours of Kirkwall, Stromness and Birsay, and visits to the Ring of Brodgar, RSPB sites and the Islands of Hoy, Burray and South Ronaldsay. Birdwatching on Orkney Orkney has more RSPB reserves than anywhere else in Britain and a wide variety of habitats and birds to observe. May is a great month to visit. Breeding birds have arrived and migrant birds are passing through. Huge colonies of seabirds are nesting on the cliffs and moors, wetlands and crofts. During our numerous walks hopefully youll see puffin, gannet, guillemot, razorbills and tysties on the cliffs, waders on the mudflats, Eider ducks and other divers in the wetlands and Great Arctic Skua, Short-eared owl and Hen Harrier on the moorlands. The departures on 04 and 11 May will allow you to discover the best of the island’s birds and other wildlife.


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31/08/2019 07/09/2019 See our website ££1135.00

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