Ward Hill and the Dwarfie Stane, Hoy

Visit the remarkable rock-cut tomb of the Dwarfie Stane before making an extremely steep ascent of Ward Hill to reach the highest point on Orkney. The return is via the glen path. The route is described as a circuit from Moaness Pier where the passenger ferry from Stromness arrives - you can often get a bus (book outwith the summer months) to the Dwarfie Stane which reduces the road walking substantially.


Minor roads, moorland path, extremely steep ascent/descent on pathless heather moorland, navigation skills needed

Public Transport

Passenger ferry to Hoy from Stromness, vehicle ferry from Houton. Rackwick bus from Moaness Pier will stop at Dwarfie Stane but booking advisable.


Moaness Pier, Hoy. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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