HU2965 : Qui Ness

taken 6 years ago, 4 km NW of Little-Ayre, Muckle Roe, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Qui Ness
Qui Ness
The grassy headland of Qui Ness can be reached by a narrow, well-worn but rather exposed path over a little neck of land - the sheep and lamb seen in this view have just ventured across to reach the extensive patch of grazing beyond. Either side are two deep geos, both with small stacks within them. The nearer one has a beach and is probably not eroding the link, but the more easterly one will no doubt extend by headward erosion and cut the Ness off to form an island in the near future (by geological time standards). To the right of the photo, Tame Holm has similarly been separated from its headland, West Ness, by a narrow channel of the sort much enjoyed by sea kayakers.

In the distance, the far horizon is formed by Esha Ness and Ronas Hill, whilst the nearer grey cliffs in the centre of the view are the Ness of Hillswick with the dramatic stacks of the Drongs just visible to its west.

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HU2965, 13 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andy Waddington   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2941 6573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:22.4681N 1:28.1113W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 2940 6561
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Image Type (about): geograph  (Fourth Visitor for HU2965)
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