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Short Walks on the Shetland Islands

Pre-order - Publishing 19 August 2024

This book is available to pre-order. Payment will be taken upfront and your book will be dispatched from our warehouse as soon as it becomes available around the 19 August 2024.

Guidebook to 15 of the best short walks on the Shetland Islands. Each walk comes with easy-to-read Ordnance Survey maps, clear route description and lots of images, plus information on beauty spots and refreshment stops. No challenging terrain or complicated navigation means walks can be enjoyed by everyone.


Most people visit between spring and mid-summer, as that is when the seabirds can be seen. The coastal scenery is particularly spectacular during winter storms, and January is when the great fire festival, Up Helly-Aa, takes place.


Lerwick, Scalloway, Hoswick, Bigton, Bixter, Walls, Voe, Brae, Baltasound


The walks in this book are mostly easy to follow on good paths, but there are sections which are pathless, and occasionally boggy, especially after rain. None of the clifftop walks have fences or barriers so care is needed.

Must See

The ancient settlement at Jarlshof; puffins and other seabirds galore at Hermaness and Sumburgh; spectacular seacliffs on most walks; the beautiful sand tombolo to St Ninian’s Isle; scores of remote islands to explore
Not Yet Published
19 Aug 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .60cm

Would you like to explore the best of the Shetland Islands? This guidebook covers 15 of the best short walks in the area (between 2 and 9km), including Sumburgh Head, St Ninian's Isle, Bannaminn, Culswick Broch, Ward of Clett, Lerwick, Eshaness and Hermaness.

Why choose this guidebook?

  • Easy to moderate walks suitable for almost everyone
  • Short climbs but no challenging terrain
  • Numbered points which tie maps to clear route description
  • Details of public toilets and refreshments along the route
  • Route Summary Table to help you choose your walk

Our Short Walks guides contain everything you need to get outdoors and discover the best of an area. The short walks are perfect if you’re new to walking or looking for something you can enjoy with the whole family. Let the adventures begin!

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Graham Uney Cicerone author UNEY

By Graham Uney

Graham runs Graham Uney Mountaineering from his home in Bampton in the Lake District where he offers skills courses for walkers and climbers, along with providing a range of qualifications for the national governing body Mountain Training. Graham also offers guided walking holidays in the UK, and treks in Nepal. Graham has had 19 books published to date. He is a freelance journalist and photographer.Outside work Graham enjoys learning to play the guitar, live music, travel, and dog walking.

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