A route that encompasses some of the Orkney Isles best archaeological treasures in a day - and for the fit, provides an invigorating alternative to a coach tour. Allow plenty of time as this is a long route and there are numerous sites to visit. It will take around 1 -2 hours to look round Skara Brae and tours of Maeshowe take a minimum of 45 minutes. Alternatively, include an overnight stay. Birsay is the most obvious half-way house and has the best facilities and choice of accommodation.
Classification: Medium Distance: 40 miles