The drive up to Eshaness is breathtaking as well. You can see The Drongs way out in the distance.
The first feature (after the lighthouse, which I didn’t photograph) is Calder’s Geo. It is huge and the cliffs of it are really high. It’s hard to capture, in truth. I was very lucky the wind was relatively calm, so I could get to the edge of this geo, and others along the walk (as you’ll see).
From here on, it’s photos and the occasional video with not much text. I stowed my hiking poles in the car, as it was obvious there was no elevation change on this walk. I loved skirting the edge of the cliffs, going out on some outcroppings to capture close-ups of the plants, flowers, mosses, lichens, and beautiful rocks. This was the easiest and one of the most dramatic landscapes of my trip. Simply stunning.
It’s highly inadvisable to be walking along looking at your phone or otherwise daydreaming. What is that ahead?
Holes of Scraada are the fallen-in bits of of an underground passageway. An inland beach, if you will.
One response to “50. Day 18 in Shetland: The Awesome Beauty of Eshaness”
Arthur Threlfall Searson
Stumbled across this travelogue and adore the Shetland section. I was stationed in Shetland at Collafirth Hill NATO station (long gone). Sorry you didn’t do Ronas Hill – a great walk. Eshaness was my favourite place, just a few minutes’ drive from Urafirth, where our houses were. Thanks for the memories..
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