We have had a great spell of weather in Shetland the past couple of weeks, I knew it was all too good to be true so on Thursday I took the chance to go with some of my pals who were home up to Fethaland for a walk!
Fethaland is an old fishing station located about a 2 mile walk from the tip of North Roe, and is the furthest point of the mainland of Shetland. I’ve been there a few times before, its a nice walk there (minus a couple of big hills) and we had a lovely time. The day was bright but quite grey which is reflected in the colours of the landscape, of course I took a gajillion pictures so I thought I’d share some..
Fethaland was a Haaf station and at one time the busiest in Shetland. There are loads of old structures left behind, it almost has a St Kilda kind of vibe and you can imagine how busy and bustling it would have been at one time. The huts had wood and turf roofs which they would remove at the end of every season but on your way to the stations there are lots of old examples of crofthouses which were probably very near to all the action at one point, its crazy that they are now nowhere near anyone…
This video is amazing and shows a number of photos of the station and now..
I had a great day with some of my oldest pals and it was so good to get out and walk! I have been quite tired after Wool Week so it was nice to do something different.
speak soon xx