Thursday, 31 January 2013

Lochs of Setter, Fethaland

Taking advantage of the fine day we've had today I was up along some paths from Sandvoe towards Fethaland later this afternoon. Parking at Sandvoe I set off along the beach and the track that leads up past Benigarth, the cottage which Simon King briefly stayed in for his Shetland Diaries...




It's pretty easy going as you approach the Lower Loch of Setter...


The cliffs on the right of the loch were quite noisy with fulmars which was surprising...


With the low sun and the still day it was all rather lovely...


The track became a sheep gaet as I followed round the right hand side of the loch and up over a small burn to soon rejoin a farm track that leads you back up to the main track to Fethaland at the Upper Loch of Setter...


I need to do some investigating on the eastern side of the headland and out to the point, but for now with the sun getting low, the temperature dropping and a Beren to pick up from day care it was off back to the car.

Looking down over Sandvoe and North Roe as I headed back...


It's not much of a walk, nothing strenuous or far, but fantastic scenery. 

2 comments:

  1. I haven't been keeping up with Blogs lately as thought everyone would be like me inside in the warmth but as usual you get out and about despite the weather. Lovely photos as usual. How is the Whooping Cough hope you are taking care.

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    1. Hi Elaine, not been up to a great deal with the weather but do manage to get out with work if nothing else. Whooping cough is hanging on but not generally so severe, though getting out of breath and the cold wind has set it off badly a few times

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