Geo-Trips :: Shetland (7) - Walks on East and West Burra and nearby islands

East and West Burra, Shetland

A walk from Houss, East Burra, Thu, 9 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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East and West Burra are islands off the west coast of south Mainland, and are connected to it by narrow bridges. This trip was actually three separate walks with short drives between them.

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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HU3730 : The northern part of Houss Ness by David Purchase
The northern part of Houss Ness
From the summit of Ward of Symbister.

HU3729 : The southern part of Houss Ness by David Purchase
The southern part of Houss Ness
Seen from just south of the summit of Ward of Symbister.

HU3730 : A useful stile on Houss Ness by David Purchase
A useful stile on Houss Ness
Perhaps of more use to sheep, as a scratching post, than to walkers.

HU3731 : The lane from Houss by David Purchase
The lane from Houss
A short distance behind the camera, this lane comes to an end. There is no parking... more

HU3833 : Mill Loch reservoir, East Burra by David Purchase
Mill Loch reservoir, East Burra
The dam (on the left) has pretty well crumbled away and this is back to being a... more

HU3630 : The bay of Banna Minn by David Purchase
The bay of Banna Minn
One of those nice linking barriers between Shetland islands, although this one... more

HU3530 : Cliffs on Kettla Ness by David Purchase
Cliffs on Kettla Ness
Quite impressive coastline, with the cairn on The Ward (the highest point of... more

HU3529 : Cliffs on the west side of Kettla Ness by David Purchase
Cliffs on the west side of Kettla Ness
It looks as though there will soon be another landslide on this dramatic coast.

HU3529 : Kettla Ness by David Purchase
Kettla Ness
The southern half of the island is unspoilt and very beautiful.

HU3629 : At Gossigarth on Kettla Ness by David Purchase
At Gossigarth on Kettla Ness
Looking towards Banna Minn and Duncansclett.

HU3631 : Duncansclett village, West Burra by David Purchase
Duncansclett village, West Burra
A pleasant spot which seems to be fairly well sheltered.

HU3632 : The lane to Bridge End by David Purchase
The lane to Bridge End
Leading to Trondra, and then Shetland Mainland, via two rather narrow bridges.

HU3732 : Bridge End Kirk, West Burra by David Purchase
Bridge End Kirk, West Burra
There must be some doubt as to which side of the "37" grid line this... more

HU3733 : Bridge End Marina. West Burra by David Purchase
Bridge End Marina. West Burra
A popular little spot with an Outdoor Centre as well.

HU3633 : The Alter, West Burra by David Purchase
The Alter, West Burra
A low hill just north-west of Bridge End.

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

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