Houssness

A coastal walk to the southernmost point of east Burra. Great views towards Maywick and South Havra

OS Map: Shetland Mainland South (OS EXPLORER 466)


Safety:
Please read the RNLI's coastal walking advice before heading out.
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Parking:
Parking is possible at the turning area at the end of the Houss road. There is a grassy patch off the road where you can park. Do not obstruct the turning area or any gates.


Dog Walkers:

  • There are often sheep
  • Steep cliffs
  • Fences with gates


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


Possible Routes:
Circular route along the coast of Houss Ness.


Point of Stakka, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Point of Stakka, Houss Ness
Point of Stakka, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Point of Stakka with South Havra in the background
Point of Stakka, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Point of Stakka with South Havra in the background
Point of Stakka, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Natural arch at Point of Stakka. Holm of Maywick in the background.
Scaalie Point, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Scaalie Point, Houss Ness
Scaalie Point, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Scaalie Point, Houss Ness
Sheep at Houss Nessinfo symbol
Sheep on Houss Ness
Sea Stacks at Houss Nessinfo symbol
Stacks of Houss Ness
Symbister, Houss Nessinfo symbol
Ruin at Symbister