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“Beautiful, easy walk”
Review of Yesnaby Cliffs

Yesnaby Cliffs
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Stromness
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Other than needing to remind kid's to stay back from the edge, this is a beautiful walk that isn't very long or strenuous to get to some great views. It was not very crowded when we were there so we could sit down and enjoy the view of the Yasnaby Castle in peace and quiet. We did see a big tour bus come and go from the car park, but they just got out for pictures and did not do the walk so it didn't get crowded.

Thank Annette_and_Wes
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Just got back from a Viking excursion called the Yesnaby to Skara Brae: A Scenic Coastal Walk. The excursion was about 4 hours long, including the 1/2 hour drive each way. The weather was great with blue skies and cool (about 55 F) The cliffs and ocean views were spectacular. Lots of ocean birds flying and nesting. The hike was not hard for experienced hikers. Novice hikers should be prepared to walk on uneven ground, slight hills and narrow trails. The shale rocks are loose and slippery. If, I ever come back again I would like to do this trail again. Because of the wind and group size, it can be difficult to hear the guide. So, if you want to hear the history and names of the various species of birds and wild flowers, stay close to the guide.

1  Thank Pomkow
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

A long walk along the cliffs. Sit and watch the sea, sky and birds. Be careful about the cliff edges! Views over the Old Man of Hoy. Old military sites. Depending on the weather the views change. But that’s Orkney for you. Be prepared!

1  Thank Glynis98
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Our terrific tour driver Abs.Taxi though we might not be able to go and see the cliffs here due to the fog. But, the fog lifted and it was breathtaking. Abs, said that the sea can actually come up very high and the winds blow the water to the top of the cliffs. Do ask to see if you have a tour.

1  Thank Lovetocruise2020
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

These cliffs have some really great scenery and this is a wonderful place to watch the sunset from. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Skyferret
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