Ward of Clett, Whalsay


Whalsay is one of the more prosperous of Shetland's smaller islands and is at heart of its fishing industry. This short walk heads through the main settlement then takes in a stretch of the coastline before ascending to the island's highest summit, the Ward of Clett.

Grade (key)

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Bog Factor (key)

  • 3.5/5



Minor roads, grassy coastline, tracks.

Public Transport

Regular ferry to Symbister usually runs from Laxo on mainland, but sometimes from Vidlin depending on wind direction; both ferry terminals linked to Lerwick by bus.


Symbister ferry terminal, Whalsay. Open in Google Maps.

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