Geo-Trips :: Shetland (5) - A tour of Britain's "most northerly" items.

Unst, Shetland

A drive from Baltasound, Tue, 7 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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This tour of Unst starts with a selection of images of "Britain's most northerly ...". It then tours the southern part of the island, including Muness Castle.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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HP6309 : Britain's most northerly pub by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly pub
A pub on the island of Yell, in [[HU5090]], claims this honour, but I think that... more

HP6309 : Britain's most northerly hotel by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly hotel
The accommodation is in chalets surrounding this green, and the food was very good.

HP6310 : Britain's most northerly Public Convenience by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly Public Convenience
Perhaps an unlikely subject for a photo! But the Shetland Islands are very good... more

HP6212 : Britain's most northerly telephone box by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly telephone box
Well, not quite. This is the most northerly telephone box of the traditional... more

HP6013 : The Loch of Cliff by David Purchase
The Loch of Cliff
Looking almost due south from the north end of the loch: see [[5008454]] for... more

HP6013 : The most northerly loch in Britain by David Purchase
The most northerly loch in Britain
This is the north end of the Loch of Cliff. To be precise, this is the most... more

HP6413 : Britain's most northerly museum by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly museum
This is North Base, housing an RAF and Saxa Vord exhibition (as well as a pleasant... more

HP6413 : Britain's most northerly telephone box by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly telephone box
Standing outside North Base exhibition centre.

HP6315 : Britain's most northerly road by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly road
Does this road qualify? It was a military road to Saxa Vord, which is now de facto... more

HP6516 : Britain's most northerly house: The Haa, Skaw by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly house: The Haa, Skaw

HP6516 : Britain's most northerly public road by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly public road
The end of the road, at The Haa, Skaw. The road on Saxa Vord will get you about... more

HP6516 : Britain's most northerly passing place by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly passing place
On the road to Skaw.

HP6515 : Britain's most northerly cattle grid by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly cattle grid
On the road to Skaw. Unusually, there are two in quick succession.

HP6515 : The top of the closed Skaw road by David Purchase
The top of the closed Skaw road
This road was closed in about 2002 because of landslides on the cliffs to the... more

HP6514 : Britain's most northerly burial ground by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly burial ground
In the small village of Norwick.

HP6514 : Britain's most northerly War Memorial by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly War Memorial
In the small village of Norwick.

HP6513 : Britain's most northerly post box by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly post box
In the small village of Norwick.

HP6514 : Britain's most northerly B road by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly B road
Looking south-west from the end point of the B9087 in Norwick.

HP6514 : Britain's most northerly bus shelter by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly bus shelter
Three for the price of one - also the most northerly litter bin and road junction!

HP6311 : Britain's most northerly A road by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly A road
The A968 ends here. To the right, the B9086 goes to Burrafirth, and behind the... more

HP6310 : Britain's most northerly garage by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly garage
Many a visitor to Unst has been grateful to be able to refuel here.

HP6309 : Britain's most northerly pier by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly pier
In the small town of Baltasound.

HP6209 : Britain's most northerly trees by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly trees
On the edge of the Setters Hill Estate, Baltasound. At these high latitudes and... more

HP6009 : Britain's most northerly school by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly school
At Baltasound, on Unst.

HP6301 : Ham Ness by David Purchase
Ham Ness
Balta island is in the distance on the left

HP6300 : South Mu Ness by David Purchase
South Mu Ness
The isle of Fetlar is in the distance.

HP6201 : Muness Castle by David Purchase
Muness Castle

HP6201 : The Hall of Muness Castle by David Purchase
The Hall of Muness Castle

HP6200 : The road to Ramnageo by David Purchase
The road to Ramnageo
The isle of Fetlar in the distance.

HP6100 : Across the Mires of Ramnageo by David Purchase
Across the Mires of Ramnageo
The weather had been dry for several weeks now. I imagine that the Mires are... more

HP6101 : Country near Hannigarth by David Purchase
Country near Hannigarth
The island of Balta in the distance on the left.

HP6001 : Country near Murrister by David Purchase
Country near Murrister

HP6000 : Field of daisies at Uyea Break by David Purchase
Field of daisies at Uyea Break

HP5901 : Easter Loch, Uyeasound by David Purchase
Easter Loch, Uyeasound
A good spot for birders.

HP5902 : Country north of Uyeasound by David Purchase
Country north of Uyeasound
The Burn of Breimires, seen here, drains into Dam Loch, and thence into the sea at... more

HP5802 : Country at Small Waters by David Purchase
Country at Small Waters
Fairly rough ground north of Uyeasound.

HP5803 : The road to Underhoull and Westing by David Purchase
The road to Underhoull and Westing
The road to Lund and Wick goes off to the left. Both roads are, of course, cul-de-sacs.

HP5703 : The standing stone at Lund by David Purchase
The standing stone at Lund
Stated to be the largest standing stone in Shetland.

HP5603 : Loch of Vigga by David Purchase
Loch of Vigga
Looking towards The Keen, Blue Mull. The road down, right, to the remains of St... more

HP6108 : St John's church, Baltasound by David Purchase
St John's church, Baltasound
This is not quite the most northerly church in Britain (see [[4999913]]). But it... more

HP6108 : The Peace Pole by David Purchase
The Peace Pole
In the garden of St John's church, Baltasound. Peace Poles have an inscription... more

HP6208 : Britain's most northerly Post Office by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly Post Office

HP6208 : Britain's most northerly Post Office:  sign by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly Post Office: sign
I spotted this on my last morning on Unst, and did not have time to take advantage... more

HP6209 : Britain's most northerly Police Station by David Purchase
Britain's most northerly Police Station
I would like to hope that the police in Baltasound, Unst (Britain's most northerly... more

HP6207 : The approach to Unst Airport by David Purchase
The approach to Unst Airport
The last scheduled flights here were in 2001, and the airport is now disused... more

All images © David Purchase and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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