For more detailed information about Trout fishing in the Orkney, please visit the link below.
We highly reccomend Alan Shearer who has boats on Swanney, Harray & Boardhouse Lochs
You can arrange boats and guide with Alan Shearer,
You will require an Orkney Trout Fishing permit for Loch fly fishing
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St Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar
Old Man of Hoy
Broch of Gurness
Be active or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of Orkney
From wild trout fishing to naturewatch, impressive coastal scenery and world heritage archaeology
With 7 lochs close by offering trout fishing that is amongst the best available. This together with inshore & offshore angling provides an opportunity to catch a variety of species.
boat hire & ghillie can be arranged through our local guide, Alan Shearer. Alan is an experienced fly fisher with an extensive knowledge of our Orkney lochs. He has boats placed on the best fishing lochs and bank fishing is also available. Fly Fishing is seasonal & will depend on favourable weather conditions and availability.
Sea angling can also be arranged either from a small boat or pier or beach, we have rods and gear available - bring your own outdoor clothing with you.
Phone or e-mail us for full details or contact Alan on 01856 875741 about your fishing needs. We can offer you a magnificent sporting holiday with fine dining and 4 star accommodation.
Orkney is well known amongst divers for its wrecks in Scapa Flow where the sea life is rich and plentiful. Boats, gear and tuition can be hired in Stromness.
Coastal walks, natural flora & native birds and animals are a popular attraction.
The coastal walks and the local wildlife close by also provide opportunity for bird watching and spectacular photography. The RSPB site at Burgar Hill is within a short walking distance, you could say it’s just behind the house. We regularly see short-eared Owls just outside the house.
For more detailed information about Trout fishing in the Orkney, please visit the link below. You can arrange boats and guide through Alan Shearer, Alan has boats on anney, Harray & Boardhouse. Alan is highly rated as a fly fisher on Orkney and in Scotland, his is an able guide for your fishing needs. firstname.lastname@example.org mobile +447815310712
Events Throughout the Year
Orkney also has a number of cultural, arts and music festivals through the year, these activities take place throughout Orkney and demonstrates the inclusiveness of the local people and community in our festival venues.
Fine light, photography and more !
The Orkney weather can be changable, however each season has its special effects. From the long daylight hours in summer, to the crystal starry nights and weeks of the full moon in winter
no light pollution can reveal the stunning northern lights
the seas are spectacular to watch at the turning of the tide and on a blustery day
There is a lot for the photographer to consider on location, scenery, weather, wildlife or archaeology & architecture. Orkney has exceptional natural light for photography and painting.
Sports – Orkney mainland has 3 golf courses and a very good sports centre (and cinema) at the Pickaquoy centre in Kirkwall. The roads are quiet and make for easy cycling in and around the countryside.
Throughout Orkney there are other activities & opportunities e.g paintballing South Ronaldsay, Sealife centre, many museums and places of interest.
In Kirkwall, the Cathedral is worth a visit as are the museums, local library, shopping and the Highland Park distillery. There is a selection very good local beers brewed at the Orkney Brewery, Quoyloo & the Highland brewery, Swanney.
Crafts – woollens, Orkney chairs, pottery, musical instruments, tapestry and jewellery are all examples of the hand crafted goods and workshops to be found, as are the maby of annual festivals of culture, science the arts and music .
World Heritage archaeology, Skara Brae, Steness Standing Stones, Maeshowe and the world renowned Ness of Brodgar are all close by
Guide books and maps to help you plan your stay and help you find your way around are available on loan from the house library