Foula airstrip and pier coastal circuit

For those not wishing to explore Foula's windswept hills, this shorter circuit explores the cliffs of the east coast from the airstrip to the ferry pier, before returning along a tarred road. There is plenty to see along the way, including the island's memorial to the first World War, Shetland ponies, and nesting puffins and other seabirds.


Very boggy and pathless from the airstrip to the coast, then grassy coastal walking with stiles. Return along minor road.

Public Transport

Foula is served by both air and ferry links from mainland Shetland. Only the air service allows a day visit if not planning to stay on the island overnight, with varying amounts of time between flights on different days. Advance booking is needed as the flights are often full.


Foula airstrip. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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