Walking Guide

Walking is one of the best ways to experience Orkney.

Voted favourite activity by web visitors in 2004, exploring on foot combines the pleasures of the senses, and an intimacy with the environment which many visitors find so fulfilling.

Birds and wildlife abound, and in Spring and Summer the verges, cliffs and hillsides are carpeted with delicate but determined wild squill, grass of parnassus, thrift, birdsfoot trefoil, eyebright, and the rare primula scotica amongst many others.

Choose walks which link ancient sites, which allow glimpses of wildlife, or which simply offer stunning views.

Remember to follow the Countryside Code at all times – see our advice to walkerson the right.

Have a wonderful time and please enjoy all the wonderful sights Rousay has to offer.

Why not have a look at the Walking Guides for the other Orkney islands:


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