Island of Noss National Nature Reserve

One of the best walks in Shetland, this coastal circuit around the stunning Island of Noss visits some of Europe's finest seabird colonies. The highlight is the approach to Noss Head - a magnificent gannetry - but there are superb views, puffins, a fine beach and the chance to see otters or even whales out in the sound.


Coastal path, boggy in places, care needed on high sea cliffs.

Public Transport

Ferry to Noss from the Isle of Bressay - parking at the top of the road, then you have to walk down the hill to reach the inflatable ferry; no public transport to the parking area.


Noss ferry jetty. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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