Flotta: A Hidden Gem is a special day trip to the island of Flotta where we can escape the crowds and enjoy some wonderful wildlife.

Our island adventure begins with the ferry crossing from Houton where we will keep an eye out for seabirds and cetaceans. Once on Flotta, we will explore the naval cinema and plantation, before enjoying a leisurely walk around the island taking in the variety of wildlife, scenery and wartime heritage. There are 2 different routes that we do, so as to avoid causing disturbance to breeding birds.  Our walk will end back at the pier, ready for the return ferry journey to Houton which goes via Lyness on Hoy. Walk length approx 6-8 miles at a leisurely pace.

Flotta: A Hidden Gem is a full day out so please come prepared. Walking boots are recommended and please bring/wear warm, waterproof clothing. Even in summer, there can be a chill to the wind! More information on where to meet and what to bring with you will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Monday to Friday – meet at Houton 07.40am and return to Houton at 5.15pm

The price for the day includes the ferry fare.

NB This walk must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.

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If you would like to book this tour please fill out the form below.