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The Northern Isles – 2019

As posts from the trip are submitted pins will be added to the map in this post to show our route. Click on any pin for a link to pictures and information from that location

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Mousa Broch and Island

Made it on our third attempt! The broch is amazing and the birdlife extensive. The whole island is a RSPB reserve.

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Lunna

Lunna Kirk and East Lunna Voe with Lunna House in the distance. On the other side of the narrow spit of remote land that forms Lunna Ness is West Lunna Voe. The area’s remoteness made it ideal as the initial base of the ‘Shetland Bus’ before it’s base was moved to Scalloway.

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Skeld Caravan Park

A community run site in the grounds of the marina. We have our fingers crossed for some otters sightings later.

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Vementry

A short walk once the rain stopped along the old track between Vementry and Clousta to Da Brigs, an old stone causeway and bridge across the neck of a tidal inlet. Apparently this route was used by school children going to school in Clousta and the postman delivering mail to Vementry. Decided to stay in […]

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Huxter Water Mills

A series of three mills in which use horizontal paddle wheels to drive their mill stones.

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Hams o’ Roe walk

A challenging coastal walk to the Hams, a series of bays or havens with red sand beaches and red cliffs. Just behind the northernmost ham are the ruins of Ham Mill. The return leg along a 4×4 track was a welcome change from the rough ground and constant buffing of the strong onshore wind that […]

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Muckle Roe

Decided to return to Shetland Mainland today and will wild camp alongside Muckle Roe cemetery tonight to be ready for a walk to the Hams o’ Muckle Roe tomorrow.

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Burravoe Pier

As good as it was when we stayed on our original trip but like may of the sites we have used this time it was much busier.

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Cullivoe

Returning to Yell we took a trip to Cullivoe and noticed that there was going to be a Fish & Chip evening at the Community Hall that night. After checking that prior booking was not required we decided that we would ‘eat out’. Although the community hall offered overnight parking we decided that a more […]

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Muckle Flugga

A very windy hike to the most northerly point of Unst overlooking Muckle Flugga and its light. Plenty of Gannets, Guillemots and Skuas but sadly no Puffins to greet us today.

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