The Tombs of Rousay

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Mostly a stroll along quiet minor roads, this walk visits three very fine chambered cairns all set on the southern flanks of the island of Rousay. There is also the opportunity to visit the gardens of Trumland House (there is an admission charge for this).


Mostly tarmac road; short climb up to Knowe of Yarso is steeper on rough but good path.

Public Transport

Rousay is served by a ferry from Tingwall on Orkney Mainland. The walk begins from the ferry.


Ferry pier, Isle of Rousay. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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