Lakeside colors 🌲🍂
Ronas Hill, Shetland
This is Shetland’s highest hill. At only 450 m (1,480 ft) it doesn’t seem like much, but it turned out to be a long, challenging walk. Not only is the climate here perfect for Arctic plants, the wind was also howling like there was no tomorrow. It felt like walking on the moon in this barren landscape. There is a Neolithic chambered cairn on top of Ronas Hill, which can be entered. It actually gives some good shelter from the wind. You could probably spend the night in there if you really needed to. We got a good view across the Northmavine Peninsula, although the low sun was creating a hazy effect. Just as the rest of Shetland the landscape here is beautifully rugged with a special character.
On Day 5 we visit the Shetland Museum & Archives in Lerwick and then go hillwalking to the top of Shetland’s highest hill, Ronas Hill. Lots of museum footage for those who like history. Enjoy!