Flotta island explorer

From many viewpoints around the Scapa Flow, Flotta appears to be dominated by its great oil terminal, but there is actually plenty here for a visitor to explorer. Its strategic location at the main southern entrance to Scapa Flow has led to the island being dotted with the remains of defences from the world wars, and on a fine day the views from its coastline take in all the islands surrounding this great natural harbour.

Terrain

Good tracks, tarmac roads, rougher grassy coastal paths

Public Transport

Ferry from Houton on Mainland (Orkney) or Lyness on Hoy.

Start

Flotta ferry jetty. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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