Best trails in Shetland Islands

place United Kingdom

What to expect

Check out some of the best hiking, walking and backpacking routes in Shetland Islands, Scotland. The Walking the Coastline of Shetland - Unst is the most popular trail. There are trails of various difficulty levels including easy, medium, difficult, and extra difficult. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Ward of Bressay and Kirkabister Ness - Isle of Bressay and the trail with the least amount of climbing is the Ness of Burgi Iron Age fort from Scatness. The longest trail is the Walking the Coastline of Shetland - Westside Way at 275 km. For a shorter adventure you can try the Staneydale Temple at 1 km. Get off line access to Shop, Town, Peak, and History locations and much more with a Hiiker subscription.

Trail difficulty calculations

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