Muckle Roe and the Hams

Many Shetlanders regard this circuit visiting the southern coast of Muckle Roe to be the finest in the archipelago. The section from the lighthouse to the Hams is rugged and rocky but the coastal scenery is superb. Muckle Roe is linked to mainland Shetland by a bridge. Please note that the walk crosses grazing land and has many ground-nesting birds; if taken, dogs should be kept on a lead.


Hillpath to the lighthouse, then rugged and rocky pathless walking above the coastal cliffs, navigation skills needed. Good landrover track for the return.

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None to start.


Parking area near end of public road at Little Ayre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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