Fitful Head circuit, from Quendale

Fitful Head is a high moorland towards the southern end of Mainland, fringed by dramatic coastal cliffs on the west side. It is the breeding ground for huge numbers of Bonxies and offers superb views on a good day.


Tarmac road or track, then rugged, pathless moorland walking above high coastal cliffs.

Public Transport

Quendale is infrequently served by a link bus.


Quendale - there is space to park north of the Mill. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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