GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Ring of Brodgar

2 miles (4 km)

This walk visits a section of the fascinating Heart of Neolithic Orkney World heritage Site on Mainland island. The settlements are in a beautiful spot, next to the Loch of Stenness and surrounded by heather and wildlfowers.
The notable ring of stones stands on a smallisthmusbetween theLochs of StennessandHarray. They are the northernmost circle henge inBritain and the third largest. It is thought to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC.
After exploring the site you can head south east for just over half a mile and visit the Standing Stones of Stenness. The stones may be the oldesthengesite in the British Isles. Based onradiocarbon dating, it is thought that work on the site had begun by 3100 BC.
Just next to the stones you will find Maeshowe. TheNeolithicchambered cairnandpassage gravedates from around2800 BC. It's an impressive sight and one of the largest tombs in Orkney. The mound encasing the tomb is 115 feet (35m) in diameter and rises to a height of 24 feet (7.3m).
You can extend your walk by heading to Skara Brae and the Bay of Skaill.
You can virtually explore the area on the google street view link below!

Ring of Brodgar OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ring of Brodgar Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

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