See & Do In Orkney
Orkney boasts countless breath-taking walks both inland and on the coast. The Brough of Birsay, Yesnaby, Skaill Beach, Marwick Head (Kitchener’s Memorial) and strolls around the local lochs are all no more than a 15 minute drive away from Newbigging self-catering. Why not try the newly established St Magnus Way which is a new 51 mile walk through and around Mainland Orkney. It has been inspired by the life and death of St Magnus, the patron saint of Orkney.
Harray, Stenness, Boardhouse and Hundland lochs are all excellent fishing spots where brown trout swim wild and free. Isbister Loch is pocketed by some of our farmland and offers a much more private and peaceful recluse for fishing.
Just a short 10-minute walk down the quiet farm road we have the WWII aerodrome ‘HMS Tern’. During the war this was populated by thousands of men and women all contributing towards the war effort. Today, you can wander freely through the remains of the buildings and air raid shelters. The cinema and air control tower giving a feeling of stepping back in time. Of course, Orkney offers a rich insight into it’s past with memories of war time (Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, blockships etc) and going even further back into the Neolithic era (Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Ring of Brodgar and the Ness of Brodgar).
We have 300 acres of farmland which can be used for shooting upon request. The numbers of Greylag geese are a real problem as they eat the young grass, leaving us short of fodder for our animals.
Food and Drink
There are lots of local restaurants and cafes to eat at in the surrounding area. Orkney is renowned for its great food and local beer, wine and spirits.
Orkney has talent by the bucket load and there are lots of brilliant artists, jewellers, photographers and crafters nearby. Why not follow the Orkney Craft Trail?