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Wader Walk

The Wader Walk will take us along the shore to look at the variety of waders and other wildlife found in Orkney during the winter months.

Our wildlife walks are at a relaxed pace allowing us time to enjoy the wildlife and scenery. There are two different locations for the Wader Walk and we will choose which depending on the tide times:

Sands of Evie – This is a linear walk (there and back the same way), which follows a quiet road and track above the Sands of Evie. From here, we have good views of the waders using the beach and feeding along the tideline. On a clear day there are good views over to the island of Eynhallow. Walk Length up to 2 miles and 2-3 hours.

Newark Bay, Deerness – This is a linear walk (there and back the same way) which follows a mixture of tracks and paths above Newark Bay. We will stop to look at some of the birds feeding on the beach, and admire the views over to Copinsay. This is a good place to see seals and other wildlife. Walk Length up to 2 miles and 2-3 hours.

Please wear walking boots or wellies and bring warm waterproof clothing. You will also need your own binoculars if you have them. More information on where to meet and what to bring will be provided with your booking confirmation.

COVID-19 information

Safe Travels

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From £35 per adult

Departure days

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

September — April

Contact details

Wild Orkney Walks

Hillside Road
KW16 3HR

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Deerness
  • Evie




  • Walking


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


  • English


  • Family
  • 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 £35 Per Adult £17.50 Per Child

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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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