Sandness Hill and Deepdale cliffs, Netherdale

Sandness Hill is the highest summit on Shetland's westside, and offers superb views over the sea and surrounding islands. It is the coastal cliffs, however, that are its greatest attraction, as seen on the approach during this superb circuit.

Terrain

Rough and grassy clifftop walking, boggy in places, with very steep descent to Deep Dale. Return over hills is peat-hagged.

Public Transport

None to start.

Start

Road junction at Dale of Walls. 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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