Gloup Voe and Scordaback, Yell

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Traverse the steep high slopes of the dramatic inlet of Gloup Voe to reach the head of the sea loch and remains of an old fishing haaf, the route climbs over rough moorland to reach the small summit viewpoint of Scordaback - an easier route is to return along the Gloup. The route can be done as an extension of the Sands of Breckon route to make a much longer walk.


Clear but narrow path on very steep, grassy slope, pathless heather moorland, navigation skills needed.

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Small parking area on track to Gloup memorial. 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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