Walks in Fetlar
In 2008, a series of sign-posted walks was introduced throughout Shetland. Several of these walks are in Fetlar. Here is a brief overview of each one:
The Urie walk
The Urie walk starts at Hamars Ness ferry Terminal and goes east along the coast to Urie before turning south west, returning to pick up the main road near Oddsta and back down the road to Hammers Ness (1 1/2 hours)
Note: Walk 1 passes through the RSPB reserve. Please seek local advice before undertaking these walks during the breeding season (May to September).
The Roundhouse walk
The Roundhouse walk starts at Everland and follows the coast along the Wick of Gruting around the Round House before returning to Everland. (1 hour)
Strandburgh Ness walk
The Strandburgh Ness walk starts at Funzie and takes you north along the coast to Strandburgh Ness then follows the coast south west along the Wick of Gruting to Everland, then along the road back to Funzie (3 hours)
Walk 3 can easily be incorporated into Walk 4 if you wish as it takes you past the start/finish point for walk 3.
The Snap walk
The Snap walk starts at Funzie beach and takes you south along the coast to The Snap before following the coast North to Aithbank before returning along road to Funzie (2 1/2 hours)
Nousta Ness walk
The Nousta Ness walk starts from the beach of Funzie and initially follows the same route as the Strandburgh Ness walk but doubles back around Nousta Ness. It is an easy 1.3 km circular walk (30 mins)
Tresta, Papil and North Dale burn walk
Starting near Fetlar Church, the walk follows the Tresta beach around the Southern shore of Papil water before swinging North and following the loch shore until meeting the burn of North Dale. The walk then crosses the burn heading due east and joins the branch road into Tresta then follows the road back to the starting point near the church. (1 hour)
Note: All times given here are to be treated as a rough guide only.
Warning: For your own safety, please use caution and don't go too near cliff edges as they can be unstable and grass can be slippery especially if there has been recent rain.