Geo-Trips :: Shetland (12) - Fitful Head and Sumburgh

South Mainland, Shetland

A walk from Quendale, Wed, 15 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

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This visit to the south of Shetland Mainland was actually two walks, one to Fitful Head and the other to Sumburgh Head, with a short drive between them. There was a further Geo-trip on the same day, but as you will see it had to be kept separate!

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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HU3413 : The Ords, Fitful Head by David Purchase
The Ords, Fitful Head

HU3414 : The bend in the track by David Purchase
The bend in the track
There is a well-graded track up to the communications masts on Fitful Head.... more

HU3414 : Cliffs at The Nev, north of Fitful Head by David Purchase
Cliffs at The Nev, north of Fitful Head

HU3514 : The track from Fitful Head by David Purchase
The track from Fitful Head
A well-graded track serves the communications station on Fitful Head. Clearly, it... more

HU3614 : The track from Fitful Head by David Purchase
The track from Fitful Head
Looking east towards Gord Farm and Quendale. The public are not allowed to... more

HU3613 : Drying the hay at Gord Farm by David Purchase
Drying the hay at Gord Farm
At least two weeks of dry weather must have been very welcome. And another week,... more

HU3713 : Loch of Hillwell by David Purchase
Loch of Hillwell
Electricity power cables may not be among the most attractive items in rural areas... more

HU3909 : West Voe of Sumburgh by David Purchase
West Voe of Sumburgh
Seen from just above Jarlshof.

HU4007 : Sundial at Sumburgh Head by David Purchase
Sundial at Sumburgh Head
A fine pillar, but the dial itself is rather standard. However, visitors (such as... more

HU4008 : The "minor light" from Muckle Roe by David Purchase
The "minor light" from Muckle Roe
This "minor light" was on Muckle Roe until 2001, when it was replaced by... more

HU4009 : Compass Head, Sumburgh by David Purchase
Compass Head, Sumburgh
Looking north along the east coast of the southern part of Shetland Mainland.

HU3721 : Fields west of Bigton by David Purchase
Fields west of Bigton
Looking towards Ireland. No, not the country, just a small village in southern... more

HU3720 : The tombolo to St Ninian's Isle by David Purchase
The tombolo to St Ninian's Isle
Looking into the sun. Unfortunately, I did not have time to walk out to the island itself.

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