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Grey Seal Pup

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South Ronaldsay, Orkney

Seal Pup Walk

The Seal Pup Walk follows a cliff top path where we can observe the pups and adults from above without causing them any disturbance.

Between October and December every year, Grey Seals gather on the nursery beaches to pup. The Seal Pup Walk follows a cliff top path where we can observe the pups and adults from above without causing them any disturbance. There is always lots to see from new-born pups to older ones that are moulting, adult females arguing over beach space or the bulls waiting for their opportunity to mate. In addition to the Grey Seals, we will also keep an eye out for other wildlife including and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

It is possible to extend this walk if you are interested in a longer walk. Walk length 2-3 hours and approx 2 miles.

Please wear walking boots, and bring warm, waterproof clothing and binoculars. More information on where to meet and what to bring with you will be provided at the time of booking.

COVID-19 information

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From £35 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

October — December

Contact details

Wild Orkney Walks

KW17 2RD

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • South Ronaldsay




  • Walking


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Landscapes
  • Walking
  • Walking/Hiking
  • 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 possible
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff

Tour prices

From £35 Per Adult £17.50 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Wild Orkney Walks

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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