Near Da Sneug Summit - Foula

Near Da Sneug Summit – Foula

How do I get to Foula?  Loganair (part of the Flybe group) fly from Aberdeen, Belfast, Benbecula, Birmingham, Campbeltown, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Kirkwall, London (Gatwick), Manchester, Manston (Kent), Newquay, Norwich, Southampton and Stornoway to Sumburgh airport on the southern tip of mainland Shetland.  Or, you could travel by Northlink ferry from the ferry terminal in Aberdeen.  There is a scheduled ferry to Foula that departs from Walls and Scalloway.  This is run by Atlantic Ferries.  Also, there is an inter-island flight from Direct Flight to Foula, that departs from Tingwall airport.

 

How do I get around Foula?   On foot!  There is part-time Ranger Service on Foula.  They can help you with planning a guided walk or can accompany you to show you around the island.

 

Foula - Old boat
Foula - Old boat
Foula - near Da Sneug summit
Foula - near Da Sneug summit
Foula - The Noup
Foula - The Noup
Foula - Ham
Foula - Ham

 

What’s worth visiting on Foula?  Foula has the highest sea cliffs in Britain, with the highest called ‘The Kame’.  Hiking to the summit of ‘The Sneug’ rewards you with spectacular views of the island.  Also worth visiting is ‘Da sneck o’ da Smallie’, which is a rock fault over 100 feet deep.

 

Where can I stay on Foula?  Leraback is a Bed and Breakfast that also supplies evening meals.  They can also provide self-catering accommodation on Foula, on request.

 

Any other information on Foula?  In 1936, Michael Powell directed a famous feature film entitled, ‘The Edge of the World’ which was filmed on location on Foula.  Forty-two years later, surviving cast, crew and islanders reconvened for a documentary highlighting the changes there had been on Foula since the first film.

 

Other islands in Shetland: See the pages for Mainland Shetland, Bressay, Burra Isles, Fair Isle, Fetlar,Mousa, Noss, Out Skerries, Papa StourUnst, Whalsay and Yell.