shetland in july

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  1. grenlynn

    grenlynn Read Only Funster

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    we are going to the shetlands for the first time,any advice will be very welcome. tips on wildcamping as we understand there are no real campsites. think we are sailing from aberdeen,then maybe back via the orkneys. we brought our transit eldis last year,best money ever spent! :Smile:
     
  2. daveyboy

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    fill up with petol and supplies at aberdeen if you can. petrol and foodstuffs are expensive once of the ferry .wildcamping is the norm in the shetlands, pick a beach any beach and park, thers quite a few. if you have to park on someones land then ask permission and offer some cash. 9 times out of 10 its not taken. the locals are very friendly.
    if you need a proper shower, hook up to recharge them batteries and a tiolet dump facilty then there are a few leisure centres on the islands that can cater for your needs. if you stop on the island of unst then call it at the old raf station. raf saxa vord. the old officers mess has been turned into a fantastic restaurant.
    most important at this time of year is to book any of the inter islands ferries you may use.
    i lived up there for a few years and remember sleeping in my car ( dont ask) down by the ferry terminal on unst. heard some scratching about around the car at around 4am. i looked out the window and saw a sea otter but it was a monster.looked around the size of an alsation dog.

    lastly enjoy your trip, the place is fantastic.:thumb:


    camping near lerwick

    http://www.srt.org.uk/clickimin-caravan-and-camp-site.html

    some more useful ones


    http://www.shetlandtourism.com/pages/camping_&_caravans.htm


    http://www.shetlandtourism.com/


    http://www.saxavord.com/


    very finally, well worth a visit if your passing. the most famous us shelter in the world. i used to drive that green bus.lol

    http://www.unstbusshelter.shetland.co.uk/
     
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  3. daveyboy

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    ps. dont know your dates but if you are there then dont miss this

    http://www.unstfest.org/


    and if your calling in at the orkneys even for just a few hours on the return sailing the you MUST call in at the chip shop on the harbour .fish is to die for.
     
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    Just back from Shetland. Nice sites at Braewick and Skeld. Fuel very expensive but found Tesco prices same as at home. Best night was spent at St.Ninian's Isle Beach, spectacular views. Have fun.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    If you do a search back to April/May/June 2009 there is a thread that quite a few of us contributed to about Shetland trips & experiences

    Agree about St. Nininas Isle picnic area - superb location. We used Clickimin & Braewick as main sites - wildcamped on Unst in a cemetery car park!

    Already planning a return trip to do the bits we knew that we missed!!

    PilgrimPhil
     
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