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Heritage Trail from Westness
Introduction to Walk 3742

Photo from the walk - Heritage Trail from Westness

County/Area - Orkney Islands

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km

Ascent - 189 feet / 57 metres

Time - 1 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy

Easy Orkney Islands walk exploring the rich heritage along the west coast of the island of Rousay. Rousay lies north of the mainland and offers many sites of archaeological and historical interest that cover a period of 5,000 years from the Neolithic period to the Picts and Vikings and more recently the highland clearances. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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