View Full Version : Orkney trigging logistics

Sagina nivalis
16th June 2010, 08:22 PM
I was on Orkney recently, and bagged all but one of the 64 trigs. Only Muckle Green Holm (http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=4960) got away. I've put some details on the TUK trig page which might help - I'm sure it's doable with a bit more planning than I did (i.e. none).

Here's what I did, in case it helps anyone:

Thu 27 May: a.m. ferry from Gills Bay
Fri 28: a.m. North Ronaldsay*; p.m. Shapinsay; Kirkwall
Sat 29: Gairsay; Orkney Mainland
Sun 30: a.m. Eday**; p.m. Stronsay, Stronsay overnight
Mon 31: back to Kirkwall; Sanday; Kirkwall
Tue 1 June: Wyre, Rousay, Egilsay; Tingwall
Wed 2: Westray; Papa Westray; Kirkwall
Thu 3: Hoy, Flotta, Hoy overnight
Fri 4: Orkney mainland, ferry to Gills Bay, Scottish mainland

* North Ronaldsay sailings vary - was very early morning that day
** using Sunday Excursions timetable - different each Sunday

That was the only way I could find of combining them all in the time available.

I daresay many would take longer per island, but you have to get what you can when you can :D I loved the trip - nice spring weather and evenings which go on forever. Photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8589216@N06/sets/72157624246957116/).

17th June 2010, 05:28 PM
I was on Orkney recently, and bagged all but one of the 64 trigs