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Swanbister Bay
Orphir, Orkney © MTaylor

Hidden Gem - Swanbister Circular

From £52 per adult

Departure days

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January — December

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The Hidden Gem Swanbister Circular walk takes you through a variety of habitats and along the coastline of Scapa Flow.

The Hidden Gem Swanbister Circular follows a farmland track down to Swanbister bay and along the coastline of Scapa Flow, returning along a quiet country road, with the option of visiting a pocket of woodland. With a mixture of different habitats this walk is a good option for seeing a wide variety of wildlife including birds, mammals, insects and wildflowers.

It is possible to extend this walk if you are interested in something a bit longer.

Please wear walking boots, bring warm waterproof clothing, a drink and a snack.

It is possible to use the local bus service for this walk. Please mention this at the time of booking for more information.

NB It is not currently possible to share binoculars so please bring your own.


COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Wild Orkney Walks
KW17 2RD

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Bespoke Small Group (1-16)
Landscapes Walking Walking/Hiking Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices


  • £52 Per Adult
  • £26 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


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. Due to Covid-19 our max group size is 6 and is currently restricted to one household/family group/social bubble.

Opening times

Open Daily 9am - 10pm

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