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01 Hermaness to Burwick

A very quiet Yell


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Day 2 dawned with the sun making a welcome reappearance; but a stubborn 25 mph headwind was still blowing from the south west. We made an early start, allowing almost an hour to catch the 8.40am ferry from Unst to Yell, and in normal conditions should have covered the 6 undulating miles comfortably enough. In […]

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01 Hermaness to Burwick

Map 1 – Unst


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And so it begins! Early start today fuelled by our local Unst host Willie McLeod’s excellent cooked breakfast. We rode our bikes on a dry but windy morning out to Britain’s most north-westerly road head at Hermaness, where a boardwalk path leads over the hillside to emerge dramatically on the edge of sheer cliffs above […]

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01 Hermaness to Burwick

The start


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The trip will start at the northernmost cyclable part of Britain on the island of Unst, Shetland. That’s where the road starts (or ends) at a very small place called “Skaw”. It’s not technically the top of Britain; that accolade is generally given to the small island of Muckle Flugga, some 3km further north (and […]