Papa Stour: the coastal circuit

Explore this special island on this long coastal circuit taking in the best beaches and an array of sea stacks, high cliffs, and natural arches as well as visiting Papa Stour's highest point. The island is served by only an infrequent ferry service and the complete walk is only possible as a day trip from Shetland Mainland on a number of days each week.


Pathless and remote coastal clifftop walking, one fence has no stile.

Public Transport

Ferry to Papa Stour from West Burrafirth on Shetland Mainland; requires booking and it is possible to make the return trip only on certain days of the week.


Papa Stour ferry pier. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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