During the ascent of Ward of Scousburgh we got fairly good views looking South towards Sumburgh Head.
Looking South towards Sumburgh Head:
A short distance below the summit are a collection of derelict MoD buildings.
Disused buildings on Ward of Scousburgh:
Approaching the summit transmitters:
As we approached the summit, a Ringed Plover landed a short distance in front of us and then kept pace with us always staying circa 10 – 20 feet ahead.
On reaching the summit area we went through the gate at the second transmitter to avoid climbing over the barbed-wire fence. We visited the trig point and the featureless summit five metres beyond.
Looking South from the summit of Ward of Scousburgh:
Looking North from the summit of Ward of Scousburgh:
From the summit we continued walking a short distance South-West to take some photos looking across to Fitful Head.
Fitful Head from Ward of Scousburgh:
During the walk back, I stopped to get a photo of St. Ninian’s Isle which
is connected to the mainland by a tombolo.
St. Ninian’s Isle:
On returning to the car, after a quick bite to eat we continued on to our third and final hill of the day, Royl Field.
Before ascending Royl Field, I changed into my boots as much of the ascent would be across pathless terrain.
Hill: Royl Field
Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Company: Myself, John and Derrick
Distance: 6.9km, Ascent: 335m
Time: 1Hr 55Mins