St Magnus Way Guided Walk: Dounby to Finstown

 And Associated Celebrations.

St Magnus Way markerOn Saturday 15th of June at 10 am the next unveiling of The St Magnus Way waymarker stone and interpretation boards created by Frances Pelly and Iain Ashman will take place at the crossroads in the centre of Dounby.

Rev. John Butterfield and Councillor Rachael King will be doing the unveiling and inauguration.

As well as the St Magnus Way board there will be a Destination Dounby board with local information and details of several local businesses.


The St Magnus Way is a 55 mile pilgrimage route through the Mainland of Orkney linking together important sites in the story of Magnus, Orkney’s Patron saint. 

The Dounby to Finstown section is 10.2 miles or 16.6 Km long. Each section is different – some easier than others. You can find out more here: St Magnus Way There’s even a handy App you can download.

To mark the occasion on Saturday 15th of June and to celebrate 5 years in business in Dounby, Alison Moore Jewellery will be offering a 15% discount on the June birthstone, moonstone range.

Alison Moore Dounby

Castaway Crafts also located in Dounby and celebrating 5 years in business, is offering 10% off everything on the day.

Castaway Crafts Dounby

Both shops will have bubbles and nibbles to celebrate and hope to see you there.

After this short ceremony there will be a Guided Walk along the St Magnus Way from Dounby to Finstown.

Walkers will need strong footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather  and their own food and drinks.

Tea, coffee etc. will be available in the Firth Church at the end of the walk.

Anyone wishing to leave their car at Finstown should do so in the car park by the shore by 9.30am and transportation to Dounby will be arranged. All very welcome.

The sections of the St Magnus Way are:

Egilsay – 3.5miles/5.6Km

Evie to Birsay – 12.5miles/20Km

Birsay to Dounby – 10.2miles/16.6Km

Dounby to Finstown – 10.3miles/16.6Km

Finstown to Orphir – 10.65miles/17.1Km

Orphir to Kirkwall – 11.4miles/18.3Km

The routes are marked with the distinctive St Magnus Way markers

St Magnus Way Birsay


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