It's the end of the beginning for the St Magnus Way.

The final section of the St Magnus Way is launched in collaboration with the Orkney Science Festival and renowned author Christopher Sommerville. It begins with a ticketed talk and breakfast, at 10am in Orphir Kirk. Tickets are £6 and can be purchased from or Kirkwall Tourist Office. The walk itself is free, leaving Orphir Kirk at 11.15 and walking along the shore of Scapa Flow as much as possible to Kirkwall. The route is 11.7 miles of rough walking through the RSPB bird reserve at Waulkmill and then along the coast past Griffyelt to Greenigoe. A short road section to Foveran then leads back to the coast to Scapa Beach, then on the Crantit Trail to Kirkwall, finishing with a short reflection at St Magnus Cathedral.
Those wishing to lift share should park at the Great Western Road Car Park by 9.20, sharing lifts back to Orphir or getting the service bus at 9.25. Lifts back to Orphir afterwards from Kirkwall are also available.

Published on September 1st 2017

This project is being part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme

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