Sumburgh Head and Jarlshof circuit

This is a real Shetland classic, combining two of the island's most famous attractions into a great coastal circuit. It begins at Jarlshof - the most remarkable archaelogical site in Shetland. It then runs along the coastline before climbing up to Sumburgh Head and its lighthouse - the southernmost point of Shetland, and renowned for the chance it gives to see puffins at close quarters during the summer season. The return above the clifftops gives superb views.


Mostly grassy coastal walking, some rougher sections. Stiles over all fences.

Public Transport

Bus to start.


Sumburgh Hotel / Jarlshof car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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