Shetland Explorer Tours

 

Traditional Shetland Tour

 

Shetland Explorer MoussaThis tour takes you to the South Mainlaind of Shetland. The route will take you past some of the oldest buildings in Lerwick, before heading south along the east coast of Shetland. You will pass through the villages of Gulberwick and Quarff where you will see evidence of Shetland’s glacial past. A little further on you will branch off the main road and take in the beautiful coastal scenery of Fladdabister, a small hamlet which has been continuously occupied for at least 4000 years.

 

Re-joining the main road, you will continue south and stop at a viewpoint from where you can see the island of Mousa. The main attraction on Mousa is the broch. You will be able to get off the bus to view the island and read the information board.

 

Heading further south, you will branch off the main road to the west coast and enter the village of Bigton. Here you will stop at St. Ninian’s Isle, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow beach called a tombolo. St. Ninian’s Isle is famous for its Pictish treasure which was discovered in 1958.  This stop will also take in a visit to Bigton farm with an opportunity to see Shetland ponies. A short talk will be provided by the owners about the history of the breed.

 

Staying on the side roads along the west coast you will stop at Rerwick beach. This is a favourite beach with seals so there will probably be an opportunity to get off the bus again and take some pictures.

 

The route will then take you along the back of the Loch of Spiggie which is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Nature Reserve. In the autumn there are hundreds of migrating birds to be seen. You will continue on to Quendale to visit the mill which was built in the 1860s and processed grain for crofters. The mill has been renovated and is now a pleasant visitor attraction, with a giftshop. After visiting the mill you will head north, back to Lerwick.

 

 

Tour Details

Price – Adult £35, Child (Under 12) £30, Child (Under 5) Free

Included – Entry fees to all attractions.

 

 

 

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Shetland Explorer Moussa

Shetland Explorer Tours

 

Traditional Shetland Tour

 

This tour takes you to the South Mainlaind of Shetland. The route will take you past some of the oldest buildings in Lerwick, before heading south along the east coast of Shetland. You will pass through the villages of Gulberwick and Quarff where you will see evidence of Shetland’s glacial past. A little further on you will branch off the main road and take in the beautiful coastal scenery of Fladdabister, a small hamlet which has been continuously occupied for at least 4000 years.

Re-joining the main road, you will continue south and stop at a viewpoint from where you can see the island of Mousa. The main attraction on Mousa is the broch. You will be able to get off the bus to view the island and read the information board.

 

Heading further south, you will branch off the main road to the west coast and enter the village of Bigton. Here you will stop at St. Ninian’s Isle, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow beach called a tombolo. St. Ninian’s Isle is famous for its Pictish treasure which was discovered in 1958.  This stop will also take in a visit to Bigton farm with an opportunity to see Shetland ponies. A short talk will be provided by the owners about the history of the breed.

 

Staying on the side roads along the west coast you will stop at Rerwick beach. This is a favourite beach with seals so there will probably be an opportunity to get off the bus again and take some pictures.

 

The route will then take you along the back of the Loch of Spiggie which is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Nature Reserve. In the autumn there are hundreds of migrating birds to be seen. You will continue on to Quendale to visit the mill which was built in the 1860s and processed grain for crofters. The mill has been renovated and is now a pleasant visitor attraction, with a giftshop. After visiting the mill you will head north, back to Lerwick.

 

 

Tour Details

Duration – 3 hours

Price – Adult £35, Child (Under 12) £30, Child (Under 5) Free

Included – Entry fees to all attractions.

 

 

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