East Coast walk, South Ronaldsay

This excellent linear coastal walk runs along much of the east coast of South Ronaldsay, from the southernmost point up to the graveyard at Kirkhouse, 3km from St Margaret's Hope. Along the way is some fine coastal cliff scenery as well as archaeological remains. Transport would need to be arranged to walk the whole route, though there are several opportunities to join and leave the path.


Grassy clifftop path; can be overgrown in places. Some sections of tarred lane. NOTE: 1st stile is missing go round the end of the fence near the jetty instead, a new drainage ditch is causing problems at Liddel Loch, passable with care but you may get wet feet - these issues have been reported to the Council's Access Officer April 2019

Public Transport

No regular bus to Burwick - but the nearby jetty is served by the Orkney Express from Kirkwall which connects to the passenger ferry from John o' Groats. The walk ends 3km walk along minor roads to St Margaret's Hope.


Car park at ND441842, just off the junction with the A961. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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