Sands of Breckon and Gloup Ness, Yell

Sheltered except to the northwest, the magnificent Sands of Breckon is the finest beach on Yell. This walk heads along the northernmost headland of the island - the Ness of Houlland - before visiting the beach. It then continues above the remote coastline to reach the old coastguard lookout on Gloup Ness - with fine views taking in the whole west coast of Unst and Muckle Flugga beyond.


Largely grassy going, some tussocky or wetter sections. All fences have stiles or gates. Final stretch along quiet minor road.

Public Transport

None to start; nearest bus is at Cullivoe.


Small parking area for Sands of Breckon at Breckon. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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