Sunday, 9 June 2013

Beren and Barron's (Excellent) Adventure Club; Warie Gill Geo

Our little boy Beren has a best mate Barron and they love getting out and about and exploring, usually followed by a Sunday tea. Anyway Barron now has a map of Shetland with stars on showing the places that they have been too and the fun they've had. Today we all went up to go for a walk from near Hamnavoe (the Eshaness one) up the Villians of Hamnavoe along the coast to the water fall at Warie Gill geo near Tingon.

Here's the view looking back over Whal Wick to Da Grind O Da Navir...


Many of the lochans were near dried up...


We were going there the interesting way, along the rough and rubbley coast made up of old volcanic ash flows. A head is South Head where we would climb up the rock ramp to the top...


It's a weird and wonderful landscape...


 To get to the base of South Head we first clambered down onto the wave cut platform where we had a picnic and watched the seals...


I love this bit of coast, it's like another planet...


Looking back south...


After our picnic and exploration we began going up the long ramp back to the cliff top. It's totally un-necessary to do this as you can walk around the grassy cliff top, but it is fun...


 Once back at the top it's just a short walk over the grassy hill top and down into the valley of The Burn of Tingon. Those islands out at sea are Muckle Ossa, Little Ossa and Fladda though they just look like one...


Finally we arrived at the waterfalls at Warie Gill geo. A pretty amazing place with the falls, tunnels and arches. I'm still determined to get down to the bottom one day...




There was even a little rainbow in the spray...


Soon it was time to leave the falls and head back up the beautiful valley to the track from Tingon back to Hamnavoe...


 And straight on to a Sunday tea at Hillswick on our way home. A grand day out!


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