Orkney

Description

Group of islands off Scotland's north coast, attractive combination of rural life and the wild ocean. Rich birdlife and spectacular rugged coastline. Well known is The Old Man of Hoy, a 137 m high vertical sea stack. There are no long distance paths set out on the island, but many shorter walks can be made.

Opinions

Rate 7.5 | 2 votes | No 9. in United Kingdom
  • Henk Nouws June 1983
  • Rate 8
  • Positive I love islands. We visited several islands. They all had a different character. We camped near the Old man of Hoy, visited the neolithic village Scara Brae, walked over the mini island Papa Westray.
  • Negative Storm at sea
  • Joke ter Weele August 1983
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Impressive cliffs, with wild seas and seabirds all around
  • Negative Midges
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker's Britain: Northern Scotland
  • The guidebook covers 30 multi-day backpacking routes in northern Scotland's highlands and islands. Routes take walkers along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, and across mountain ridges from northern Skye to Glen Affric. Routes of 2, 3 and 5 days. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Backpacker`s Britain Vol 3: Northern Scotland
  • Graham Uney’s Cicerone guide to Backpacker’s Britain - Northern Scotland is the 3rd volume of the series and covers some of the best backpacking routes through the region. The routes include journeys along rugged coastlines from the Shetland Islands to the Rough Bounds of Knoydart and across mountain ridge from the northern tip of Skye to the... Read more
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United Kingdom
2010
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on the Orkney and Shetland Isles
  • 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. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Walking guide to the Orkney and Shetland Isles | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. 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,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Tracks: Walking the Ancient Landscapes of Britain
  • In over 140 superbly reproduced artworks, the distinguished artist Philip Hughes records eleven iconic walks across the length and breadth of Britain, from Allt Coire Pheiginn in Scotland to Zennor Head in Cornwall. Inspired and informed by maps, aerial photographs and the latest electronic survey techniques, Hughess clean, spacious artworks,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Orkney: Hoy, South Walls & Flotta OS Explorer Active Map 462 (waterproof)
  • Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta with the nearby islands and part of Mainland on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 462, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Orkney: Mainland OS Landranger Active Map 6 (waterproof)
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 6 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital... Read more
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  • Orkney: Hoy, South Walls & Flotta OS Explorer Map 462 (paper)
  • Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta with the nearby islands and part of Mainland on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 462, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 462 Explorer Orkney - Hoy, South Walls & Flotta | Ordnance Survey
  • Met zijn 4cm voor 1 km (2 ½ cm voor 1 mijl) schaal, is de OS Explorer kaartenserie de ideale en meest gedetailleerde kaartenreeks voor mensen die graag outdoor-activiteiten zoals fietsen, wandelen, paardrijden, klimmen en watersporten. Deze kaart is nog gedetailleerder dan de 'gewone' Landranger maps. Voor- en achterzijde bedrukt! Zeker op de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Orkney: Southern Isles OS Landranger Active Map 7 (waterproof)
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 7 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital... Read more
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  • Orkney: West Mainland - Stromness & Graemsay OS Explorer Map 463 (paper)
  • Orkney: the western part of Mainland with Stromness, plus the island of Graemsay on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map No. 463, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. MOBILE DOWNLOADS: this title and all the other OS Explorer maps include a code for downloading after purchase the digital version onto your... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 463 Explorer Orkney & West Mainland | Ordnance Survey
  • Met zijn 4cm voor 1 km (2 ½ cm voor 1 mijl) schaal, is de OS Explorer kaartenserie de ideale en meest gedetailleerde kaartenreeks voor mensen die graag outdoor-activiteiten zoals fietsen, wandelen, paardrijden, klimmen en watersporten. Deze kaart is nog gedetailleerder dan de 'gewone' Landranger maps. Voor- en achterzijde bedrukt! Zeker op de... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 461 Explorer Orkney - East Mainland | Ordnance Survey
  • Met zijn 4cm voor 1 km (2 ½ cm voor 1 mijl) schaal, is de OS Explorer kaartenserie de ideale en meest gedetailleerde kaartenreeks voor mensen die graag outdoor-activiteiten zoals fietsen, wandelen, paardrijden, klimmen en watersporten. Deze kaart is nog gedetailleerder dan de 'gewone' Landranger maps. Voor- en achterzijde bedrukt! Zeker op de... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 464 Explorer Orkney Westray & Wyre | Ordnance Survey
  • Met zijn 4cm voor 1 km (2 ½ cm voor 1 mijl) schaal, is de OS Explorer kaartenserie de ideale en meest gedetailleerde kaartenreeks voor mensen die graag outdoor-activiteiten zoals fietsen, wandelen, paardrijden, klimmen en watersporten. Deze kaart is nog gedetailleerder dan de 'gewone' Landranger maps. Voor- en achterzijde bedrukt! Zeker op de... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Orkney: Northern Isles OS Landranger Map 5 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 5 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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  • Orkney: Mainland OS Landranger Map 6 (paper)
  • Paper version of map No. 6 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each Landranger title now includes a code for downloading after purchase its digital version onto your smartphone or... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom North Bedrock Geology BGS Wall Map
  • A geological wall map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the northern part of the United Kingdom, (size 112 x 110cm / 44” x 39.5” approx). Coverage extends south to Lancaster and Bridlington Bay (British National Grid line 460km north) and overlaps generously with the Southern UK sheet. Orkney Islands,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Orkney Tourist Map
  • The Nicolson Orkney Tourist map is a 1:100,000 scale road map suitable for touring the islands. This map has clear, easy to read road mapping that shows all major and minor roads, tracks and paths as well as roads under construction. Also shown are railways and stations, tourist railway stations and disused railway lines, national cycle routes,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom North Bedrock Geology Map
  • A geological map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the northern part of the United Kingdom. Coverage extends south to Lancaster and Bridlington Bay (British National Grid line 460km north) and overlaps generously with the Southern UK sheet. Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, and the remote islands... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom North Bedrock Geology Pack
  • A geological map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the northern part of the United Kingdom, plus an 88-page explanatory booklet. Coverage extends south to Lancaster and Bridlington Bay (British National Grid line 460km north) and overlaps generously with the Southern UK sheet. Orkney Islands, Shetland... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • South Orkney Islands - Sheet 1 East
  • The eastern part of the South Shetland Islands on a topographic map at 1:100,000 from the British Antarctic Survey.PLEASE NOTE: to see the list of other BAS maps of wider general interest please click on the series link. A separate series on our website presents BAS titles which are of interest mainly to scientific experts or academic staff:... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Orkney Walking and Wildlife
  • With an abundance of wildlife in an area soaked in history this makes for a wonderful adventure. Hike to ancient stone age sites and cross the turbulent waters between islands, home to orcas, seals and ship wrecks. Walk to the spectacular sea stack, the Old Man of Hoy where cliffs throng with breeding seabirds. Trails lined with rare wild... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Orkney eilanden
  • Tijdens deze bijzondere wandelvakantie op de Orkney eilanden raakt u onder de indruk van de mystieke sfeer, weidsheid en stilte van de diverse grotere en kleinere eilanden van deze archipel ten noorden van Schotland. Vanwege de ontelbare archeologische wonderen wordt Orkney ook wel het 'Egypte van het Noorden' genoemd. U overnacht in prachtig... Read more
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