Hillswick Ness

Scenic paddle along the cliffs of Hillswick Ness. When conditions allow, the magnificent sea stacks known as the Drongs can be reached.

OS Map: Shetland Mainland North (OS EXPLORER 469)


Safety:
Sea kayaking can be dangerous, this information is intended for experienced kayakers.
Please read the RNLI & Britsh Canoeing's kayaking safety advice before hitting the water.
Get a copy of The Northern Isles by Tom Smith & Chris Jex for more detailed information about specific routes and tidal info.
And please read our disclaimer before using any of the information on this site

Parking:
Parking is possible at the beach in Hillswick.

Possible Routes:
Set off from the beach in Hillswick and following the headland clockwise to land at the beach on the west side, in Sandwick bay
This route could also be continued along the coast to Tangwick.

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Launching from Hillswick Bay
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Cliffs at Hillswick Ness
Kayaker below cliffs, Hillswick Nessinfo symbol
Cliffs at Hillswick Ness
Kayaker below cliffs, Hillswick Nessinfo symbol
Cliffs at Hillswick Ness
Kayaker with view of the Drongs, Hillswick Nessinfo symbol
View of the Drongs from Hillswick Ness
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Approaching the Drongs
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Approaching the Drongs
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The Drongs
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The Drongs
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Kayaking towards Braewick from the Drongs
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Sea stacks, Braewick
Kayaker among sea stacks, Braewickinfo symbol
Sea stacks, Braewick
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Cliffs at Braewick
Kayaker below cliffs, Braewickinfo symbol
Cliffs at Braewick
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Kayaking in to Tangwick, Dore Holm in the background