Ward Hill, Fair Isle


Ward Hill is the highest summit on isolated Fair Isle, one of Britain's most remote communities. This short ascent from the airfield follows a track close to the summit, but returning above some spectacular coastal cliffs. Ward Hill could just be the start of a much longer traverse around the island - see our complete Fair Isle walk.

Grade (key)

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Bog Factor (key)

  • 3/5



Good track then a path to the summit. Return is pathless above dramatic exposed clifftops - care needed.

Public Transport

Fair Isle is served by both air and ferry links from mainland Shetland. Only the air service allows a day visit if not planning to stay on the island overnight, with varying amounts of time between flights on different days. Advance booking is essential as flights are busy in the summer season.


Fair Isle airstrip. Open in Google Maps.

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