Geo-Trips :: Shetland (4) - North-east Unst

Unst, Shetland

A walk from Norwick, Mon, 6 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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My third day on Unst. Actually two walks, one starting at Norwick for the Hill of Clibberswick, and the other near Baltasound for Keen of Hamar, with some 'road squares' between the two.

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HP6513 : North slopes of the Hill of Clibberswick by David Purchase
North slopes of the Hill of Clibberswick

HP6614 : Rocks at Ruecok by David Purchase
Rocks at Ruecok
The headland of Lamba Ness in the distance.

HP6613 : The cliffs at Girr Wick by David Purchase
The cliffs at Girr Wick

HP6613 : The cliffs at Girr Wick by David Purchase
The cliffs at Girr Wick

HP6613 : Ship Stack from Valtoes by David Purchase
Ship Stack from Valtoes

HP6612 : The Horns of Hagmark by David Purchase
The Horns of Hagmark

HP6612 : Hill of Clibberswick summit by David Purchase
Hill of Clibberswick summit
The sheep seem very content, even though they are grazing only a few metres from a... more

HP6512 : Western slopes of Hill of Clibberswick by David Purchase
Western slopes of Hill of Clibberswick
Looking towards the small village of Haroldswick, by the shore on the left.

HP6613 : Landslip danger ahead! by David Purchase
Landslip danger ahead!
Even quite far in from the cliff edge on Hill of Clibberswick there is clearly a... more

HP6613 : Towards the Horns of Hagmark by David Purchase
Towards the Horns of Hagmark
This piece of landslip would appear to be fairly recent.

HP6613 : Circular enclosure on Hill of Clibberswick by David Purchase
Circular enclosure on Hill of Clibberswick
I found several enclosures like this in the vicinity. I was a bit puzzled as they... more

HP6113 : Country at Burrafirth by David Purchase
Country at Burrafirth
Looking to the firth, with Saxa Vord just in cloud to the right.

HP6213 : The slopes of Housi Field by David Purchase
The slopes of Housi Field
Seen across the Burn of Sulerdale.

HP6214 : The track to Buel Houll by David Purchase
The track to Buel Houll
Saxa Vord, in light cloud, ahead.

HP6112 : Loch of Cliff, eastern arm by David Purchase
Loch of Cliff, eastern arm
On the map, Loch of Cliff (nearly 4 kilometres long) resembles a tall, thin man... more

HP6212 : Country near Stove by David Purchase
Country near Stove
The Heog hills beyond.

HP6312 : The lane to Ungirsta by David Purchase
The lane to Ungirsta

HP6412 : Harold's Wick Bay by David Purchase
Harold's Wick Bay

HP6211 : Country near Gardie by David Purchase
Country near Gardie

HP6311 : The A968 heading south by David Purchase
The A968 heading south
Well, it has to head south, really. This, Britain's most northerly A road, ends... more

HP6311 : Replica Viking Longhouse at Haroldswick by David Purchase
Replica Viking Longhouse at Haroldswick
Part of the replica longship can be seen beyond the house. These replicas are open... more

HP6310 : Approaching Horse Mill by David Purchase
Approaching Horse Mill
Although this former quarry (perhaps 'mine' would be a better word) is signed from... more

HP6410 : The north slopes of Keen of Hamar by David Purchase
The north slopes of Keen of Hamar
Looking past Skeggie Point to Clibberswick village and hill on the far side of... more

HP6409 : The summit of Keen of Hamar by David Purchase
The summit of Keen of Hamar
This National Nature Reserve has high-altitude features, yet is only 89m above sea level!

HP6409 : Southern slopes of the Keen of Hamar by David Purchase
Southern slopes of the Keen of Hamar
Looking across to the south end of Balta Island, in [[HP6507]]. There is a beacon... more

HP6310 : Britain's most northerly shop by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly shop
Several contributors have commented on this name. But there are no shops north of... more

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