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Walking the Coastline of Shetland - Westside Way

Shetland Islands

282 km / 175 miles
A route along the bulwark which bulges into the Atlantic Ocean, meeting the ceaseless challenge of the sea. The walk passes the cliff battlements of Banks Head, Wats Ness and Westerwick. The publication also details a number of circular walks from 3 to 14 miles.

Mavis Grind links up with both the Eastside Way and the Northmavine Trek.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: HU339683 - Mavis Grind, Shetland Islands View on StreetMap
Finish: HU400393 - Scalloway, Shetland Islands View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 2, 3, 4
OS Landranger Active 2, 3, 4
OS Explorer 466, 467, 468, 469
OS Explorer Active 466, 467, 468, 469

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Route Profile:

282.4 km (175.5 miles)
4,896 m (16,063 ft) ascent
144 m (472 ft)  maximum height

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