Geo-Trips :: Shetland (11) - Walks on Muckle Roe

Muckle Roe, Shetland

A walk from Muckle Roe bridge, Tue, 14 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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Muckle Roe is an island, about 5 km (3 miles) in diameter, on the west coast of Shetland Mainland, to which it is connected by a short bridge.

This trip comprises two walks with short car journeys between them and after the second. The first walk was to Mid Ward (the highest point on the island) and the second to the Hole of Hellier.

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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HU3265 : The summit of Mid Ward by David Purchase
The summit of Mid Ward
At 172m, Mid Ward is the highest point on Muckle Roe. Ronas Hill (the highest hill... more

HU3265 : The north-east slopes of Mid Ward by David Purchase
The north-east slopes of Mid Ward

HU3165 : North-west slopes of Mid Ward by David Purchase
North-west slopes of Mid Ward
Mid Ward is the highest hill on Muckle Roe.

HU3164 : Burki Waters by David Purchase
Burki Waters
From the slopes of South Ward on Muckle Roe.

HU3264 : South-east slopes of South Ward, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
South-east slopes of South Ward, Muckle Roe

HU3365 : Orwick Hill and Kilka Water by David Purchase
Orwick Hill and Kilka Water

HU3366 : Roe Sound and Gossaford Hill by David Purchase
Roe Sound and Gossaford Hill
Taken from Muckle Roe. Gossaford Hill is a 104m hill overlooking Busta.

HU3262 : Little-ayre, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
Little-ayre, Muckle Roe
This is the end of the public road on the island.

HU3162 : Muckle Ayre bay, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
Muckle Ayre bay, Muckle Roe
Seen from the path to the lighthouse

HU3162 : The Burki Skerries by David Purchase
The Burki Skerries
Looking across to the east end of the island of Vementry.

HU3063 : Gilsa Water, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
Gilsa Water, Muckle Roe

HU3062 : The Hole of Hellier, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
The Hole of Hellier, Muckle Roe
I am fairly sure that this is the "hole", although some appear to attach... more

HU3062 : The "minor light" on Muckle Roe by David Purchase
The "minor light" on Muckle Roe
This is usually described as a lighthouse, though clearly it has never... more

HU3263 : The track to Burki Waters, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
The track to Burki Waters, Muckle Roe
The hill of Cumle is seen on the right.

HU3363 : The coastline at Knowe, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
The coastline at Knowe, Muckle Roe
Much of the island of Linga [[HU3563]] can be seen beyond.

HU3364 : Muckle Roe cemetery by David Purchase
Muckle Roe cemetery
Looking towards the transmission mast on Steinawall.

HU3463 : Geograph-ers are clearly suspicious! by David Purchase
Geograph-ers are clearly suspicious!
They need to be viewed with great caution until they go away. The southern end of... more

HU3464 : Orwick Water, Muckle Roe by David Purchase
Orwick Water, Muckle Roe
Looking towards the transmission mast on Steinawall.

HU3465 : North-east Muckle Roe by David Purchase
North-east Muckle Roe
Most of the few houses on the island are in this sheltered corner. A rock called... more

HU3466 : The Muckle Roe bridge by David Purchase
The Muckle Roe bridge
This is looking back from the island to Shetland Mainland. An older bridge (there... more

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

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