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Shetland Islands Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find Shetland Islands walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most of routes are circular walks although there are a few linear hikes. The walks are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes. The walks are divided into sub areas so you can find specific walks.


Shetland - Mainland Walks

1863Ronas Hill, Mainlandmoderate4.00

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Shetland Islands Guide

The Shetland Isles are the most northerly in the United Kingdom. Mainland is the largest of the islands with a further fifteen inhabited. Shetland is home to more than 5,000 archaeological sites which date from as early as early as 4300 BC. There is also much to interest lovers of flora and fauna with numerous seabird colonies with puffins, gannets and great skuas amongst many others. Shetland's natural landscape is among the most dramatic in the world with dramatic seascapes and miles of undulating wilderness. During winter you might see the 'Northern Lights'. Given Shetland's exposed maritime position weather can be challenging at times.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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