|Length||10.2 miles (16.6 km)|
|Terrain||Gentle road and track walking with some inclines but no steep sections.|
|Boardhouse road section||4.7 miles (7.5 km)|
|Beaquoy road section||1.6 miles (2.5 km)|
|Total off road||3.9 miles (6.6 km)|
An inland walk to the heart of the West Mainland.
The second section of the St Magnus Way takes from St Magnus Kirk in Birsay to Dounby. Our theme for the journey is Growth. We reflect on the growth of the cult of St Magnus in the years following his death and the shifting base of power from West to East Orkney. The tradition of Mans Stanes continues with one still visible at Strathyre.
The Way takes us through both farmed and natural landscape rich in growth. We ask ourselves:
- Who has inspired me to grow as a person? Why have they been so influential?
- What circumstances in my life have helped me to grow?
- In what areas of my life do I feel I have the most room to grow?
- How aware am I of growth beyond what is healthy whether overreaching or overachieving?
IMPORTANT. Please read the Advice for Pilgrims about what to expect in respect of weather, coast, roads, and land on the St Magnus Way website.