Geo-Trips :: Shetland (9) - The Isle of Bressay

Bressay, Shetland

A walk from Lerwick, Sat, 11 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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Bressay is off the east coast of Shetland Mainland, about a kilometre from Lerwick. (It is said, I don't know with what truth, that on one occasion a skipper headed due east from Lerwick in bad conditions, forgot about Bressay and rammed straight into it.)

It is not a very large island, and the ferry trip takes only 5 minutes or so, and I decided to walk rather than take my car. Of course I suspect that most visitors to Bressay just drive across it to reach the (passenger-only) ferry to the Isle of Noss Nature Reserve. A visit to Noss is still on my bucket list, but I think unlikely to be achieved.

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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HU4741 : Lerwick Harbour by David Purchase
Lerwick Harbour
Taken while waiting for the Bressay ferry to depart.

HU4941 : The lane to Voehead, Bressay by David Purchase
The lane to Voehead, Bressay

HU5041 : The lane to Setter, Bressay by David Purchase
The lane to Setter, Bressay
Running across the slopes of the Hill of Setter.

HU5042 : The summit of the Hill of Setter, Bressay by David Purchase
The summit of the Hill of Setter, Bressay
With the remains of a World War II anti-aircraft battery.

HU5040 : The lane to Pettifirth, Bressay by David Purchase
The lane to Pettifirth, Bressay
Ward of Bressay, the highest point on the island, is in the background.

HU5039 : The Ward of Bressay by David Purchase
The Ward of Bressay
The Ward of Bressay is the highest point on the island, and is easily accessible... more

HU5038 : Southern slopes of the Ward of Bressay by David Purchase
Southern slopes of the Ward of Bressay
Looking just east of south, with Bard Head on the left.

HU4939 : Hillside above Grindiscol, Bressay by David Purchase
Hillside above Grindiscol, Bressay
The lower slopes of the Ward of Bressay.

HU4940 : The lane from Glebe to Voeside, Bressay by David Purchase
The lane from Glebe to Voeside, Bressay

HU4941 : Bressay marina by David Purchase
Bressay marina
A large cruise ship in Lerwick harbour is seen in the background.

HU4841 : Waiting to load the ferry by David Purchase
Waiting to load the ferry
This is the ferry from Bressay to Shetland Mainland, which runs approximately... more

HU4741 : Lerwick harbour by David Purchase
Lerwick harbour
Taken from the ferry from Bressay which had just arrived.

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