Geo-Trips :: Shetland (3) - Saxa Vord and Skaw

Unst, Shetland

A walk from Haroldswick, Sun, 5 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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This was my second day on Unst. The trip is actually two walks, one on the slopes of Saxa Vord and the other near Skaw to see Britain's most northerly house. A few of these photos were taken when driving rather than walking.

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HP6316 : The slopes of Saxa Vord by David Purchase
The slopes of Saxa Vord
The Hill of Clibberswick [[HP6612]] is in the distance, right.

HP6216 : Track on the west of Saxa Vord by David Purchase
Track on the west of Saxa Vord
Muckle Flugga and Out Stack in the distance on the left.

HP6217 : The northern slopes of Saxa Vord by David Purchase
The northern slopes of Saxa Vord

HP6317 : Track and hillside north of Saxa Vord by David Purchase
Track and hillside north of Saxa Vord

HP6215 : The west slopes of Sothers Field by David Purchase
The west slopes of Sothers Field
Looking to Burra Firth and the Hermaness Nature Reserve.

HP6315 : The road to Saxa Vord by David Purchase
The road to Saxa Vord
The road is not a public road but is de facto open until about 50 metres below the summit.

HP6314 : The southern slopes of Sothers Field by David Purchase
The southern slopes of Sothers Field

HP6313 : The Saxa Vord road by David Purchase
The Saxa Vord road
Looking back towards Valgarth.

HP6616 : The Wick (Bay) of Skaw by David Purchase
The Wick (Bay) of Skaw

HP6616 : Forn Geo, Skaw by David Purchase
Forn Geo, Skaw

HP6617 : The Holm of Skaw from Houlls-nef by David Purchase
The Holm of Skaw from Houlls-nef
To the right of the picture is the cave marked on the Explorer map.

HP6516 : The Haa, Skaw by David Purchase
The Haa, Skaw
The most northerly house in Britain.

HP6616 : Britain's most northerly beach by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly beach
At Wick (Bay) of Skaw.

HP6515 : The track to Lamba Ness by David Purchase
The track to Lamba Ness
This peninsula formerly housed RAF Skaw.

HP6615 : Down to the Sands of Inner Skaw by David Purchase
Down to the Sands of Inner Skaw

HP6415 : Ruin on Ward of Norwick by David Purchase
Ruin on Ward of Norwick

HP6414 : The Holsens Road by David Purchase
The Holsens Road
This road (behind the camera) leads to Skaw, Britain's most northerly house. This... more

HP6514 : Norwick Bay by David Purchase
Norwick Bay
The road (the Skaw Road) cutting across above the houses was closed in about 2002... more

HP6413 : Haroldswick Methodist church by David Purchase
Haroldswick Methodist church

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