Enjoy a truly spectacular tour to the dramatic and rugged side of Shetland.
Departing Lerwick, we start our journey towards Northmavine, the northernmost part of the mainland of Shetland. We cross Mavis Grind, little more than 32 metres wide at its narrowest point, significant not only because it is the gateway to Northmavine but also because it is said to be the only place in the UK where you can toss a stone across land from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
We arrive at the Tangwick Haa Museum; a 17th century laird’s house, built for the Cheyne family. It houses a fascinating collection of artefacts, which give a good insight into the harsh lifestyle of people living in remoter areas at that period of time.
We stop to have refreshments at the Braewick Café and enjoy its unique views of the famous sea stacks ‘the Drongs’. We then make our way to our next stop, Eshaness Lighthouse, built in 1929 by David & Charles Stevenson, uncles of Robert Louis Stevenson; the last of the Stevenson lighthouses to be built in Shetland. Here we can take part in a short optional walk along the cliff top. For scenery and geological forms, few places in Shetland or perhaps even Britain rival Eshaness. The ferocity of the Atlantic has contributed to the spectacular geological formations found here which include sea stacks, natural arches, deep clefts and caves to name but a few. The cliffs are also home to a great number of seabirds.
Departing Eshaness, we return to the ship at Lerwick.
- Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
- Language: English
- Included: Tea / coffee and scone / shortbread
- Wheelchair accessible: No
Maximum participants: 45