Orkney

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www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Orkney/

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The Category Orkney is a subset of Highlands and Islands. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Orkney which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/noup-cliffs/

Overview

'Reaching over 76 metres above the sea, these dramatic cliffs house Orkney's largest seabird colony. Once seen, it's never forgotten!'

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RSPB

www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/orkney/see-do/

Overview

'Walking is one of the best ways to experience Orkney ... Throughout the islands there are walks that will be challenging and strenuous or easygoing – whatever the individual is interested in. There are various areas for walkers to enjoy; coastal routes, hill and moorland areas and woodland.'

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VisitScotland

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/orkney/

Overview

'Though just ten miles from the northern coast, the islands of Orkney feel like a world apart. Most of the isles are low lying, with a soft, rolling landscape of fields and heather moorland, always fringed by the sea. The exception is Hoy - meaning High in Old Norse - is rugged and steep, fringed by the spectacular cliffs of St John's Head and the famed Old Man of Hoy.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/orkney/mull-head.shtml

Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Mull Head was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1993, for its wildlife, geology and history. It's a place of high cliffs and wild heathland, battered by storms in winter and teeming with nesting birds in the summer.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

See also

ALERT The original Walk referenced here from Walk Orkney seems no longer to be online; so I have replaced the Link with one from Walkhighlands.

www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/C/Core-Paths.htm

Overview

'The Core Paths Plan includes a suite of maps showing the core paths for each area or island. The Plan and accompanying maps can be viewed by following the links ...'

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Orkney Islands Council

www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/OLAF/

Overview

'The Land Reform Scotland Act 2003 requires each Local Authority to set up at least one Local Access Forum to advise it, any other person or body who asks for advice, on issues that arise in relation to the management of outdoor access. Local Access Forums have a key role to play in outdoor access. It is hoped they will become valued new local institutions – independent, expert and trusted – that can help access authorities, land managers and access users.'

Description from

Orkney Islands Council

www.orkney.com/things/leisure

Overview

'Covering most of Orkney, these guides offer a variety of walks taking in historical sites, dramatic scenery, wildlife and things you might find along the way. Easy to follow maps along well established paths and trails.' Unfortunately the Website originally referenced here seems no longer available; so I have replaced the Link.

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Outdoor Orkney

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