Muckle Roe and the Hams

Many Shetlander's 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.


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

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking area near end of public road at Little Ayre. 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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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