Following a panoramic tour of Lerwick, we will make a brief stop at Clickimin Broch. This is an ancient centre of power in the Shetlands, and you may either enter the impressive monument or look out over the loch where a variety of waterfowl such as mallard and teal ducks may be spotted. We then travel through some of Shetland’s most picturesque scenery to Bigton.
From here, it is a short walk down to a beautiful tombolo of shell sand. This leads to St. Ninian’s Isle, once tidal and populated until 1700. Today, the only inhabitants are a flock of sheep, rabbits and seabirds. A guided walking tour across the sands leads to the remnants of a church that is believed to be Norse, but built on an even older structure. The views of stacks and the coast are truly spectacular, and the Island of Foula can be seen in the distance, as well as the uninhabited island of Havra. At the end of this visit you will return to Lerwick by coach.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Language: English
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Maximum participants: 45