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.

This is an easy walk of only about 1.2km in total there and back, but it does lead to one of Shetland's most popular water falls. There's a few muddy bits on the path and some sections of steps, but nothing extreme, though if you continue past the waterfall itself the path does deteriorate a lot and becomes quite boggy.

Download a PDF of the route to print off here or a GPX for mobile gps devices or apps here.

The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with several special hawkweeds here and if you're lucky you might see mountain hares or ravens.

The main feature for most though is the waterfall called Ramnahol, or Pool of the Ravens in old Norn, quite impressive by Shetland standards. Ravens used to nest on its banks some years back.

The banks around the waterfall are steep and slippery, so please don't risk a fall by trying to clamber down, the water's a bit cool for paddling in anyway!

There are toilets and a shop at both the Aith and Voe end of the road and the well-known Cake Fridge Café is nearby too.

Until next time, take care and enjoy #shetlandoutdoors!

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