Hill: Ward of Bressay (Bressay)
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Company: Myself, John and Derrick
Distance: 4km, Ascent: 225m
On returning to Bressay from the Isle of Noss we drove round to Glebe for an ascent of the Ward of Bressay. To ascend the Ward of Bressay we followed the track from Glebe up to the summit transmitter and trig point.
On studying the map for this one, the map appeared to show a footpath ascending from near the settlement of Quarff. On parking there we found no trace of a path.
We did have to climb over three fences during the ascent and descent. Either the footpath is no longer there or the 1:50000 map shows a fence (which is unusual for a 1:50000 map but more common on a 1:25000 map).
Initial ascent of Scrae Field, from near Quarff:
During the ascent we passed two strange ruin buildings built on breeze block stilts. I have no idea as to the previous purpose of these buildings – possibly a military relic from WWII.
One of two strange ruins on Scrae Field:
Scrae Field provides good views down to Scalloway.
Scalloway from Scrae Field:
John and Derrick ascending Scrae Field:
View towards Bressay from the summit of Scrae Field:
On reaching the summit we didn’t hang around for long.
View from summit of Scrae Field:
We returned to the car via the same route. In comparison to our first hill of the day, Noss Head, Ward of Bressay and Scrae Field were somewhat dull