“Sunday 29th November dawned, with a clear sky and sunshine, so we thought to go somewhere – UP – where we could look about us, and clear our heads. It looked like a day for Rose Ness.”
here’s a good walk, from Stenness village. Take binoculars!
“Out from the house…….. and up the road again, turning left at the old telephone box, this time.”
“We look across to Gairsay, once the home of Viking Sweyn Asleifsson, from where he headed out, rampaging. “
“we thought we’d go to a beach, and decided on Inganess, near Kirkwall. “
“Strolling along the beach, towards the river, we came across a broon roond”
” I thought I’d take a Stroll Through Stromness. This mostly entailed looking down alley-ways to vistas of the sea, and up along the steep alley-ways of the homes of Stromness.”
“It was a sunny, breezy day, so we thought to avoid the cold East wind, by walking on the West coast – of South Ronaldsay. “
“There are walks which are a bit short to be considered as ‘proper’ walks, but which are very good if you’re not feeling too good, and would like to get some fresh air.”
For this walk, taking an O.S. map is advised, and wearing wellies is strongly advised, as the walk includes some very soggy bits.