Deepdale

Coastal walk along an astoundingly rugged part of the westside to a bay with bright blue seas surrounded by high cliffs. Great views of Foula to the west.
This walk can be done as a circular walk, or as a direct walk between Dale of Walls and Sandness via the Huxter water mills.

OS Map: Shetland Mainland Central (OS EXPLORER 467)


Safety:
Please read the RNLI's coastal walking advice before heading out.
Please read our disclaimer and safety advice before using any of the information on this site


Parking:
Once you reach the beach at Dale of Walls there are areas along the side of the track for parking. If you do not wish to drive along the track there is a layby just before the track starts.


Dog Walkers:

  • There are sometimes sheep & ponies
  • Steep cliffs
  • Fences with stiles


Terrain:
Some areas of this walk can be very boggy, waterproof walking boots are recommended.


Possible Routes:
Follow the coast north to Deepdale and return using a more direct route through the fields. There are marker posts in the fields for the direct route to Deepdale.
Once at Deepdale you can continue along the coast to Sandness.


The beach at Dale of Wallsinfo symbol
Voe of Dale from Mu Ness
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Buid stacks & Mu Ness
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Mu Ness looking north towards Coppa Wick & Weinnia Ness
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Looking south towards Sel Ayre
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Sel Ayre Bay
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Lang Stack & Steis Point
Shetland pony near deepdale, Foula in backgroundinfo symbol
Shetland pony, Weinnia Ness. Foula in background.
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Natural arch in Cley stacks
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Weinnia Ness
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Steis Point
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Bay of Deepdale
The bay at Deepdaleinfo symbol
Bay of Deepdale
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Ayre of Deepdale
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Deepdale