Orphir Bay, near Houton

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This short walk leads from the small Orkneyinga Saga heritage centre to the remains of the Earl's Bu where a great feast was held (according to the saga). The route then runs along low coastal cliffs with views across Scapa Flow before returning along minor roads.


Grassy clifftop path; return on minor road.

Public Transport

None to start; bus service to Houton.


Orkneyinga Saga Centre, on Gyre Road east of Houton. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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