Rackwick Ladies Ring
Carved out of the cliffs of Hoy, Orkney’s mountain island, is the dramatic bay of Rackwick. With a beach of huge storm-tossed boulders, smooth as pebbles, and louring mist-wreathed hills all around, the valley seems a lonely and desolate spot. Yet for thousands of years it has been home to a small community of crofters, their fields ploughed out of the sheer mountainsides, their boats pulled up on the green banks above the stormy shoreline. Their wild but romantic valley is the inspiration behind our Rackwick rings.