This report is an addendum to the fantastic walk  Noss Head (Isle of Noss).

Hill: Ward of Bressay (Bressay)
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Company: Myself, John and Derrick
Distance: 4km, Ascent: 225m
Time: 50Mins


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.

Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

Ward of Bressay from the start of walk:


It was nice to look across to Lerwick during the ascent of the hill.

Looking back to Glebe and across the Bressay Sound to Lerwick:


Looking back to Lerwick and the Bressay Sound:


Yet another summit transmitter to add to my collection .

Transmitter at the summit of Ward of Bressay:


Summit trig point and shelter on Ward of Bressay:


A short distance beyond the summit did provide great views across to the Isle of Noss.

Isle of Noss and Noss Head from just beyond the summit of Ward of Bressay:


Lerwick from summit of Ward of Bressay (zoom):


We returned to the car via the same route. After catching the ferry back from Bressay to Lerwick, we drove to Quarff for an ascent of Scrae Field.


Hill: Scrae Field (Mainland South)
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Company: Myself, John and Derrick
Distance: 2.7km, Ascent: 185m
Time: 45Mins


Click here to see a map of the route undertaken

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:


Looking back:


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 .