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Yesnaby, Orkney © MTaylor

Evening Wildlife Walk

From £28 per adult

Departure days

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May — August

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Our Evening Wildlife Walks take advantage of Orkney’s long, summer nights, with a leisurely wander to enjoy the peace, the soft evening light and the sights and sounds of nature.

There are 3 different walks to choose from:

Marwick Head – A short circular walk taking in the RSPB reserve at Marwick Head. The walk starts at the Choin where we can watch waders and ducks in the bay, before following the path up onto the cliffs. Along the way we will see a variety of seabirds including Fulmars, Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills and maybe even a few Puffins. There are lots of wildflowers and insects to see. Walk length approx 2.5 miles.

Brodgar – Enjoy the sights and sounds of summer, listening to the Skylarks singing and Curlews bubbling. This is a short circular walk around the RSPB reserve which surrounds the Ring of Brodgar. This area is important for breeding waders including Curlews, Redshanks and Lapwings. We will walk through wildflower meadows and along the shores of both Stenness and Harray lochs, looking out for the huge variety of wildlife that inhabits this area. Walk length approx 2 miles.

Yesnaby – The coastline at Yesnaby is very dramatic and windswept, even on a calm summer’s evening. We will enjoy a short walk along the coastline looking at the variety of wildflowers found here, including the rare Primula Scotica (Scottish Primrose). We will watch the waves crashing in, keeping an eye out for cetaceans, and the seabirds returning to the cliffs after a day at sea. If we’re lucky we might even spot a few Puffins. This is a linear walk (there and back the same way). Walk length approx 2 miles.

All of these walks take place from mid-May to mid-August.

Please wear walking boots and bring warm waterproof clothing. More information on what to bring will be given with your booking confirmation.

COVID-19 information

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Contact details

Wild Orkney Walks
Orphir
Orkney
Scotland
KW17 2RD

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Starting
Orkney
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Landscapes Walking Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment only
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices

From

  • £28 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Attractions

Tour company information

Wild Orkney Walks

Wild Orkney Walks offers guided walks all year round. The walks cover a variety of habitats, from busy seabird cliffs and stunning coastline, to colourful wildflower meadows and white sandy beaches. Whether you would like to see Hen Harriers, Primula Scotica, our charismatic Puffins, or even some of our winter specialities like the Mountain Hares or Long Tailed Ducks, there will be a walk to suit you. We are now offering a combination of mixed group walks for up to 6 people or Bespoke walks.

Opening times

Open Daily 9am - 10pm

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