Stay safe in Shetland's Outdoors

Shetland's outdoors is an incredible wonderland to discover, with magnificent coastlines and beaches, rugged hillsides landscapes, but we need to stay safe doing so.

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Outdoor Access guidance for Birdwatchers

Shetland is a fantastic place for birdwatching, with seabird and waders in the summer and rare birds passing through in the spring and autumn. With a little awareness you can enjoy your interest without any upset.

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The Meal and Hamnavoe circular walk

This month we’re going to take a wander around the Meal and Hamnavoe Circular on Burra (core path CPPBT02).

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The Loch of Houll, Whalsay

This month we’re heading to the bonnie isle of Whalsay, a 30 minute ferry crossing from Laxo to Symbister.

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The Bard, Bressay

This month we’re going to take a wander around the south end of Bressay on Access Route ARB03 and see the old gun emplacement there.

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The Burn of Lunklet

Today we'll take a quick walk along The Burn of Lunklet, about 2 miles along the B9071 north east of Aith off what is know as 'The Alps' road to Voe. There's a parking area opposite the start of the core path (CPPSA02) just next to the bridge.

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Mavis Grind Chambered Cairn

This trip we’re going on a shorter less challenging walk from Mavis Grind where the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea are only 100m apart along a wonderful shore line to the remains of an ancient chambered cairn.

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Hillswick Circular Walk

A classic Shetland walk around the Ness of Hillswick (CPPN06) in Northmavine.

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The Hams O Roe Circular

With covid travel restrictions eased across Scotland this month we’re going take you out on a challenging walk along the stunning western coast of Muckle Roe, a small island near Brae attached to the mainland by a short bridge.

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Enjoy your outdoor access responsibly

As the weather improves and we get out more it's good to remember what responsible access is.

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