West Coast Walk Stage 2: Bay of Skaill to Birsay

The west coast of Mainland Orkney has some spectacular cliff scenery, and has stiles to aid walking all the way from Stromness in the south to the Brough of Birsay in the north. This is the second part of the west coast walk, starting from the Bay of Skaill. Note that this is a linear walk requiring return transport.

Terrain

Mostly faint grassy clifftop path, a little tussocky in places.

Public Transport

The Bay of Skaill can be reached using the Skara Brae bus from Kirkwall; the bus also serves Birsay (near the Palace village).

Start

Toilets and parking area at the Bay of Skaill (north of Skara Brae). Map and directions.

Users' reports

There are no walk reports for this walk. Why not write the first?
Write your own report - there's £90 to win at Webtogs each month


  • Currently 4.00/5

User Rating
Log in to vote
gradegrade
Grade (key)

bog factorbog factor
Bog Factor (key)