Ayre to Cantick Head coastal circuit, South Walls

The stunning coastline of South Walls has dramatic stacks, arches, and gloups on the way to Cantick Head lighthouse. The return is on a pleasant minor road which cuts across South Walls - or the outward coastal route could be retraced for a slightly longer walk.


Coastal walking on short turf, pathless in places, minor road from Cantick Head back to the start

Public Transport

Lyness to Longhope bus (which meets most ferries) passes the start.


Car park on South Walls side of the Ayre between Hoy and South Walls. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Users' reports

There are no walk reports for this walk. Why not write the first?
Write your own report - there's £150 to win from Cotswold Outdoor each month

Add this walk to your wishlist.

  • Currently 4.50/5

User Rating
Log in to vote
Grade (key)

bog factor
Bog Factor (key)