Tours

Wildlife Tour

This year I am offering Wildlife Tours where I am joined by Tim Dean author of the Orkney Book of Birds and Orkney Book of Wild Flowers. The dates are Wednesday 26th April 2017, Wednesday 10th May 2017 and Thursday 22nd June 2017. For more details and availability please contact me, this is a group tour with up to 8 people. Wear warm dark waterproof clothing, walking boots and bring a packed lunch, binoculars and camera.

Orkney Ancient Mysteries

Walk around the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness and enjoy their mystery. Visit the Neolithic chambered tomb of Maeshowe and see the runes left by Vikings in the twelfth century. We will see other Neolithic sites while enjoying the fabulous Orkney scenery.

Scapa Flow Experience

Start at Ness Battery then take a drive from Stromness all the way round the North, East and South of Scapa Flow. I will tell you about our famous Orkney Explorer, scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet, sinking of HMS Royal Oak as we view scenic land and seascapes. Cross the Churchill Barriers taking a stop at the Italian Chapel. Finishing at Hoxa Head.

Kirkwall and South

Start at St.Magnus Cathedral, Earl's and Bishop's Palaces. A dram at Scapa Distillery or Highland Park before driving across the Churchill Barriers stopping at the Italian Chapel and onto meet Orkney ancestors at The Tomb of the Eagles.

Scenic Route

Enjoy a casual drive through Finstown and Evie, stop at Broch of Gurness and the Woolshed. Walk across the path to Brough of Birsay when the tide is out and finally stop at local beauty spot Yesnaby to see some fascinating geology and wildlife and the rare Primula Scotica when in season. Drive through our second town of Stromness to see a breathtaking view of the Hoy hills.

Nature Trail

First we stop at Waulkmill Bay and walk around the salt marsh to watch wading birds feed and other wildlife and fauna. As we drive past the Brig O' Waithe watch for seals basking on the shore. A stop at local beauty spot Yesnaby will fascinate you with the geology, birdlife and wild flowers not to mention the scenery.

Your Own Tour

If you would like me to tailor a tour to suit you please let me know what you would like to see, how long you want to be in Orkney and I will put a tour together just for you.