Geo-Trips :: Shetland (15) - A drive on the north of Mainland

Mainland, Shetland

A drive from Urafirth, Fri, 17 Jun 2016 by David Purchase

preceding legThis trip is part of a series.

A further drive on Shetland Mainland north of Mavis Grind - apart from the last two photos, taken on the drive to Lerwick and the ferry for Aberdeen.

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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HU3078 : Urafirth village by David Purchase
Urafirth village
The A970 goes through this village, but fortunately with only a couple of houses... more

HU3076 : Olnesfirth and Hamar Voe by David Purchase
Olnesfirth and Hamar Voe

HU3077 : The lane from Olnesfirth by David Purchase
The lane from Olnesfirth
The A970 is in the slight dip about 250 metres ahead.

HU3176 : Hamar Farm by David Purchase
Hamar Farm
I was at the end of the public road: the rather battered sign says Private Road,... more

HU3175 : Stubba Water, and its surrounding low hills by David Purchase
Stubba Water, and its surrounding low hills

HU3276 : The north tip of Punds Water by David Purchase
The north tip of Punds Water

HU3275 : Punds Water by David Purchase
Punds Water
One of the larger lochs in this part of Shetland.

HU3375 : The A970 heading for Brae by David Purchase
The A970 heading for Brae
Passing Smirnadale Water on the right.

HU3374 : Standing stone, overlooking the Loch of Burraland by David Purchase
Standing stone, overlooking the Loch of Burraland

HU3370 : Mangaster Voe by David Purchase
Mangaster Voe

HU3371 : The lane from Mangaster by David Purchase
The lane from Mangaster
The A970, heading south for Mavis Grind and Brae, can be seen on the right.

HU3369 : The head of Mangaster Voe by David Purchase
The head of Mangaster Voe

HU3468 : The shore of Sullom Voe at Mavis Grind by David Purchase
The shore of Sullom Voe at Mavis Grind
The route of the A970, heading north, can be seen across the slope ahead.

HU3954 : Approaching Kergord House, Weisdale by David Purchase
Approaching Kergord House, Weisdale
Interesting colours in the low plants to the right.

HU3954 : Flowers on the verge at Kergord by David Purchase
Flowers on the verge at Kergord
An impressive display of low-lying plants. And yes, trees do grow on the Shetland... more

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

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