Shetland Islands Walking Tours
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A walking holiday in the Shetland Isles takes you to the most northerly tip of Scotland. On the daily guided walks during this holiday, you will enjoy excellent bird-watching, intriguing historical sites and a genuine wilderness experience in one of the most remote but rewarding corners of Scotland.
Day 1 – Walking in the Shetland Isles
Travel to Shetland and meet your guide for this walking holiday in the Shetland Isles. We drive north to the little island of Muckle Roe where we enjoy a stunning coastal walk to North and South Ham.
Day 2 – Coastal Walk on Shetland Isles
One of the best coastal walks in Shetland is found just a short drive north of our hotel at the superb headland of Eshaness. Here we will explore the fascinating coastal scenery around the Villians of Ure, the Grind of the Navir and the Holes of Scraada.
Day 3 – Jarlshof and Bird Watching on Shetland
We visit Jarlshof pre-historic site and a walk to Sumburgh Head RSPB Reserve for some birdwatching. We enjoy a wonderful coastal walk with excellent views of sea bird colonies including puffin, gannet, auks and bonxies. Whales can also be spotted offshore. If time permits, we will explore the Ness of Burgi Stone Age Fort.
Day 4 – Walking on the islands of Yell and Unst
Travel by ferry to the islands of Yell and Unst where we walk to Muckle Flugga, the northern-most tip of Britain and the world’s largest bonxie breeding colony at Hermaness.
Day 5 – Bird-watching cruise to Noss & Bressay
The cliffs of Noss and Bressay are a haven for seabirds. In one of the world’s prime locations for bird-watching, the Noss National Nature Reserve is home to 20,000 Gannets, 25,000 Guillemots, 3,000 Kittiwakes, 1,200 Puffins and hundreds of Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Shags and Skuas. We’ll enjoy a cruise round the spectacular cliffs in what is sure to be a highlight of this trip.
Day 6 – Walking up Ronas Hill: Shetland’s highest peak
Today we head into the most northerly part of Mainland Shetland, climbing through an Arctic landscape to the summit of Ronas Hill, Shetland's highest peak at 450metres.
Day 7 – Coastal Walk on St Ninian’s Isle
Back in South Mainland we head over the tombolo to St. Ninian's Isle for great views out to the island of Foula, before heading into Lerwick for a short walk around The Knab.
Please note that the itinerary above is an intended programme only. The order of daily walks / activities may be amended and alternative routes may be selected at the guide’s discretion.
Min Price: 895 Pound Sterling per person
Max Price: 995 Pound Sterling per person
2007 DATES: 25-31 August GRADING: Easy Please note - price excludes flights to/from Shetland (direct flights are available from London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness) Please note that the itinerary above is an intended programme only. The order of daily walks / activities may be amended and alternative routes may be selected at the guide’s discretion.
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