The website clearly described the Walking Orkney adventure and allowed me to make decisions about joining the tour based on my interests and phyical abilities. The few questions I did have were answered quickly, (Bridget Brown was a jewel as was Emily Schaschke).
I have waited a few days to do this survey specifically because I needed to let the whole of my Orkney experience sink in. One highlight is eclipsed by another. I believe the success of the tour for me began with our guide, Craig McDonald. His knowledge of the history and the environment, coupled with his patience and his people skills made everyday's adventure rewarding and, for me personally, excited to begin the next. I often found myself at the back of the pack and I think if I had just put my head down and focused on staying up with the rest I would have missed what I was there for. Gratefully, I never felt I had to and as a result, the tour was very rewarding for me both mentally and physically. I found it to be exhilarating.
Accommodation & Food
The accommodations at Lynnfield were comfortable and the food was good with a varied selection but, I think it would have been nice to be down in the village where one could walk about during personal time and get a better since of the community, or perhaps accomodations might be considered in Stromness. Such a beautiful port and not so disconnected. Being at Lynnfoeld did not take away from my experience on Orkney and I liked that we were at one place all week but I felt like there was missed opportunity.
I commented briefly on your guide, Craig McDonald, previously, but I would add that I found him to be very professional, with a lot of knowledge about the sites we visited and the surrounding area, including the plants, animals and birds. Craig has an ability to articulate his knowledge, which made it easy to understand and very interesting. I found him to be very sociable.
The Bottom Line
I would jump at the opportunity to do another adventure with Wilderness Scotland and would not hesitate to introduce friends and family to them. For me, the Orkney Walking Tour was a wonderful and fullfilling experience. I am already searching the Wilderness Scotland website for my next great adventure!