Like stepping through a gateway of standing stones, travel back in time to taste, touch, smell, hear and see how people lived 5,000 years ago. Relax into the wide open skies, sandy beaches, heather-clad hills, and striking cliffs of Orkney, a chain of islands in the far north of Britain.
This experience will shape how you live when you go back home. People come from all over the world to Orkney to escape the hectic pace of their lives at home and enjoy a place where they can get perspective and reconnect with the things that truly matter.
With World Heritage sites such as the Ring of Brodgar standing stones and the Stone Age village of Skara Brae, Orkney culture is older than the pyramids. But the culture lives on in the present day, something you will get to experience during our 6-day Orkney walking tour which starts in Inverness and ends in Kirkwall, the capital town of Orkney.
By experiencing how ancient peoples lived, by walking along the coastline, feeling the salt spray, sampling foraged food, we do what our ancestors did. We connect with our past, with the way our ancestors lived across the world, regardless of where we come from.
We will not only walk as the ancient peoples did, but we will forage for plants, learn to make fire by friction, learn to navigate by the sun and stars, make cordage and beachcomb — and for the brave, taste raw seafood. As we follow a coastal path above rocky cliffs washed by waves, and watch seabirds including puffins, fulmars and cormorants, you will decompress from the stress of urban life.