Many of our self catering holiday guests share their Orkney photos on FaceBook, Instagram and other social media. Such photos include their walk from Annie's Place to the Whalebone. We regularly walk there ourselves, going northwards on the St Magnus Way, but rather than crossing over to the Brough of Birsay at the Point of Buckquoy, we follow the signpost "Skipa Geo Footpath". Keep on that coastal path and it will take you to the Whalebone!  See below for the photos we have taken, come sunshine or storm!

Want to know why the Whalebone is there? The current Northlink Ferry newsletter has an interesting, locally provided article about the Whalebone which tries to answer such questions. If you click on this link, it will take you straight to the article and you can scroll down and read all the details that Birsay locals told the article writer about the Whalebone several years ago.  

Interested in seeing the Whalebone as well as maybe seeing whales, orcas, seals and lots of fulmars, cormorants and even tern and gannet? Then book an Orkney holiday at Annie's Place, and come and see for yourselves by exploring beautiful coastal walks direct from the doorstep. 

To book, click on this link : Check Availability and Book to Stay at Annie's Place. We will be delighted to welcome you to Annie's Place and will aim to answer any queries you might have about the Whalebone, walks, wildlife, history, crafts, eating out and everything else that Orkney has to offer holidaymakers!

Walk to the Whale Bone

Stormy seas at whalebone

Wild seas and birds on whalebone path 












Relaxing below the Whalebone