Reflective Routes

If you feel like recharging your batteries undisturbed in a peaceful, beautiful place – then time out on Shapinsay could be just what you need! Only a 25 minute ferry ride from Kirkwall – a welcoming haven awaits ‘peace and quiet seekers’ in our easy to reach location – that’s just far enough away.

Got a problem to solve, a decision to make or just want to de-stress or ‘chill’ we believe that our pretty patchwork fields, unspoilt beaches, wetlands, coastal heath and grassy tracks could be just the soothing backdrop you need! In fact the old Norse name for Shapinsay, Hjalpandisey, is thought to have meant ‘guiding Island’. So we hope you find whatever helpful insights or revelation you need at this time for your life’s journey.

We have created a collection of reflective routes to help you get started with some mindful meanders on our island. We hope to have this booklet on sale very soon so watch this space! Details will be announced here and on our Facebook page

In the meantime, do browse our ‘taster’ Shapinsay images. Practice ‘seeing’ more than just a lovely view. How of in what way might the images hold a deeper meaning for you personally, what do they make you feel or think of? Get ready for a micro pilgrimage to Shapinsay, experienced through the eyes of your heart!

 Please see the Scottish Outdoor Access Code for general information about enjoying the great outdoors safely