Orkney: Stromness and Brinkies Brae

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The walk starts at the quayside and rises gradually above the town to a signposted path leading over moorland to a trig point. From here there is an excellent view of the harbour and the shipping as well as of islands surrounding the mainland. Hoy is just a few miles away, dominating the skyline to the south-east, but the Old Man is not visible from here. The walk, though short, is steep in places and has a section that can be wet and rough, but it is a good way to get an overall picture of this corner of Mainland in a short space of time.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Orkney - Orkney Mainland

Features

Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets