Highly Recommended

My partner and I went on two walks with Megan during our holiday in Orkney – one was her regular seal pup walk near Burwick, and she also very kindly arranged a bespoke day on Hoy for us. We had hoped to glimpse the white-tailed eagles on Hoy – they were hiding, but we saw many other exciting Orkney species, due entirely to Megan’s local knowledge of the best observation spots and her superb eye for birds.
There were too many highlights of both walks to mention them all, but it was a real treat during the seal pup walk to see almost the entire grey seal life cycle – pups of all ages and many fascinating interactions between the adult seals (including mating to produce next year’s pups!). I was also very excited to see great northern divers and get excellent views of a female hen harrier hunting on Hoy – really special, since they are so rare down south. Megan also took us to Hackness (knowing my interest in cetaceans), where we were lucky enough to see harbour porpoises!
We would highly recommend a walk with Megan for anyone who wants to see Orkney’s wildlife. She has an amazing eye (I still don’t know how she spotted a peregrine while it was just a little dot on the skyline, or directed us to countless seabirds from a moving ferry) and her passion and expertise make her an engaging and informative guide. Thank you so much for your time, Megan – and for a glorious sunset at Rackwick. 🙂
(Review from Facebook)
LJ Winter, 12/11/2021

A Walk on the Wildside

Brodgar Wildlife Walk

We spent a wonderful 2 hours, starting from the RSPB sitet at the Ring of Brodgar and taking in sea and fresh water habitats while we wended our way back to the start. Megan’s skill in spotting wildliife was amazing as was her knowledge of birds, mammals and the wildflowers and habitats. With her help we were able to see and observe an otter, seal and hare as well as a variety of birds. Megan’s friendly approach as well as her local knowledge made for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon.

(Review from Trip Advisor)

JM, 04/10/2021

Orkney’s Hidden Gems

Walking with Megan around the coastal and inland paths of the Orkney Isles is an experience not to be missed. Megan will open your eyes to the secret mini-world of butterflies, moths and caterpillars as well as the range of plants, flowers and birds and other wildlife. I went on five Wild Orkney Walks as part of the September ’21 Science Week Festival, which certainly proved an unexpected gift to launch my month’s trip to these islands.
The walks are taken at a leisurely pace and even those deemed ‘hard’ would be accessible to most.
Megan follows-up her walks with a post-tour email detailing all the points from the trip – a great opportunity to relive the experience and a reminder of the finds and discoveries.
Each walk was introduced with a description of what we might see as well as a simple H&S protocol.
The cost at between £30-£40 per half day walk made them affordable for most holiday visitors.
My advice would be -don’t miss a thing and buy a pair of binos….. I did (mine were from a shop in Kirkwall – small and lightweight – £120 – right for the job.
Sending Megan my best wishes for a successful season ahead.

(Review from Trip Advisor)

C Thomas, 08/09/2021

Relaxing and Informative

A great walk near Yesnaby. Megan was friendly and knowledgeable, pointing out various plants, flowers
and of course many birds. A couple of seals popped their heads up too. All done at a relaxed pace.

(Review from Trip Advisor)

A&K Crameri, 03/09/2021

A Wildlife Walk with Megan

Brodgar Wildlife Walk

Thank you Megan for an enjoyable walk around the Ring of Brodgar RSPB reserve. Your knowledge
and advice about Orkney wildlife will set us in good stead for our own independent walks later in the
week.

(Review from Trip Advisor)

Michael & Colleen, 14/09/2021

Sauntering Around Flotta

Who knew the island of Flotta had so much to offer?! I would never have gone there if I hadn’t seen Megan’s full-day walk advertised as part of the Science Festival. Megan’s approach is holistic and ecological – in the sense that she values everything rather than chasing after ‘iconic’ species. The pace was relaxed, and if we wanted to sit and watch harbour porpoises for half an hour that was just fine. As a result the learning was conversational and rich. Thank you Megan, and good luck as you develop your saunters even more!

(Review from Trip Advisor)

D Colvin, 07/09/2021