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Wet and windy visit

It's a lovely walk along a stream through a wood, it's quite unusual for the island. We went on a... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Jon G
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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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A lovely wee treat to find this place

What a lovely wee hideaway in a delightful valley with space to walk, play and explore in amongst... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Isla S
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Orkney claims to be treeless and it pretty much is. The Happy Valley is a wee hidden gem of trees and nature in Orkney. Now Orkney cant be said to be hectic or busy but this larger than normal garden is an oasis of calm....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

It's a lovely walk along a stream through a wood, it's quite unusual for the island. We went on a wet and windy day. The trees do help to protect you from the elements. Our dog liked it to but be warned there isn't a...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What a lovely wee hideaway in a delightful valley with space to walk, play and explore in amongst trees in Orkney!

1  Thank Isla S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. A little stream runs through a bluebell wood - something of a rarity in Orkney.

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

In many years of visiting Orkney we'd never even heard of this place until a friend told me about it and then I found these reviews. Not easy to find as it's not signposted, it's hidden away and very quiet and peaceful and hopefully will...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Little late review, we visited in May when the bluebells bloomed and the trees turned green. This is a true pearl to visit. The beauty, calm and magic of this place will stay with you long after you get home. If I ever go back...More

Thank Helena A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Another lovely visit to Happy Valley. A nice warm sunny say with our baby and niece/nephew. Kids always love it and its a serene place to spend an hour or so.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Took my wife and two children to happy valley at Easter time and was disappointed at what it had become. The trees are nice but quite a lot of work is needed to get this back to its former glory. No fish eating cheese etc....More

Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed 8 June 2017

A fairy land with lovely flower gardens and a beautiful stream. Has very rustic structure for events.

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful garden to see sat behind a lovely little cottage (sadly empty and a little unloved right now). The garden was full of beautiful flowers following paths around the trees and waterfall. Really is a hidden gem on Orkney and a must see for...More

Thank LissBurrows
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lovely short walk in the valley of this charming wood, running with the stream. Volunteers manitain the site. The house of the same name has been restored but no access to see inside. Bluebells in spring are particularly lovely. Paths are muddy in wet weather....More

Thank Orkneydoc
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Response from H2630RDlaurenceb | Reviewed this property |
happy valley is in stenness. the post code is KW16 3LA. if you are travelling from kirkwall to stromness in the main road, watch for Maeshowe and go past this when a crossroad appears not long after with the right turn... More
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Sorry I keep stumbling on the Trip Advisor no websites or urls rule, I hope you can make sense of the email address, if not message again and I'll find a way round it!
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