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Sumburgh Head, Shetland: 3 reviews and 11 photos

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  • A nice walk from Sumburgh Hotel to Sumburgh Head - Shetland
  • the oyster catchers - Shetland
      the oyster catchers
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  • cows in the farm - Shetland
      cows in the farm
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  • a view from Sumburgh Head - Shetland
      a view from Sumburgh Head
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  • a nesting petrel - Shetland
      a nesting petrel
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It's a very easy and beautiful route. If you travel by public transport you have to start the walk at the Sumburgh hotel. There is a regular bus line connecting Lerwick with the Sumburgh Hotel. The bus operate several times a day connecting the airport with the Shetland capital LERWICK.
The ticket costs 2.20 Pounds one way. Get off at the hotel. First visit the famous ruins dating from Neolithic times in Jarlshof - very close to the hotel (next tip).
From the hotel take the road to a farmhouse. Pass the farml and follow the road down and up to the main road. From the hotel and the museum you will see Sumburgh Head with the lighhouse. I think it's impossible to get lost. Just follow the road. It takes about 1 hour to get to the lighthouse. On the way to the lighthouse you can meet oyster catchers - very shy birds.
On the way to the lighthouse walk down to the cliffs. You can have a very close look at the nesting petrels.

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2007
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