Connect Kirkwall with Slow Ways

We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks

more walks and reviews are needed to fully connect Kirkwall to the verified network. Can you give a hike and help?

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Kirkwall /

Orkney


Slow Ways linking Kirkwall and Aberdeen, Birsay, Lerwick, Saint Margaret's Hope, Stromness

Scotland / Orkney / Kirkwall

Kirkwall’s five Slow Ways are 25% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 0/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

Help connect Kirkwall

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Kirkwall’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Kirkwall from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Birsay—Kirkwall
Birkir one Pioneer me Distance 36km/22mi Ascent 449m Descent 454m
Birsay—Kirkwall
Birkir two Pioneer me Distance 36km/22mi Ascent 477m Descent 481m
Kirkwall—Aberdeen
Kirabe one Pioneer me Distance 247km/154mi Ascent 18m Descent 23m
Kirkwall—Lerwick
Kirler one Pioneer me Distance 182km/113mi Ascent 43m Descent 42m
Kirkwall—Saint Margaret's Hope
Kirsai one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 287m Descent 286m
Stromness—Kirkwall
Strkir one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 452m Descent 452m
Stromness—Kirkwall
Strkir two Pioneer me Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 263m Descent 263m

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Kirkwall and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

25% of Kirkwall’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

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reviewed

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surveyed

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verified

0 people have contributed to Kirkwall’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Kirkwall

0km out of 580km have been walked and reviewed

0km of reviews have been shared in Kirkwall

Latest Updates

Kirkwall

annedonnelly surveyed Kirkwall

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Birsay—Kirkwall

Slow Ways added Birkir one, a new walk from Birsay to Kirkwall

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Birsay—Kirkwall

Slow Ways added Birkir two, a new walk from Birsay to Kirkwall

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Kirkwall—Aberdeen

Slow Ways added Kirabe one, a new walk from Kirkwall to Aberdeen

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Kirkwall—Lerwick

Slow Ways added Kirler one, a new walk from Kirkwall to Lerwick

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Kirkwall—Saint Margaret's Hope

Slow Ways added Kirsai one, a new walk from Kirkwall to Saint Margaret's Hope

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Stromness—Kirkwall

Slow Ways added Strkir one, a new walk from Stromness to Kirkwall

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Stromness—Kirkwall

Slow Ways added Strkir two, a new walk from Stromness to Kirkwall

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Kirkwall, Thu 25 April

Cloudy

Kirkwall’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

HY4481011030

Lat / Lon

58.98283° / -2.96188°

Easting / Northing

344,810E / 1,011,030N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Kirkwall and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Kirkwall's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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