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Situated near the tip of North Mainland in the shadow of Ronas Hill (Shetland's highest hill at 450m), the Isle of Uyea supports a colony of around 1000 pairs of Puffins nesting in burrows on the top of the isle and in cracks in the cliffs. It is also a significant popping ground for grey seals.

Uyea is in the north of Northmavine, featuring the oldest rocks on Shetland, the route to it uses a newly improved and gated farm track to cross the boggy land around it. Look for red throated divers on the various lochans. The track starts next to a blue hut and descends for a few minutes past past farm building, ignoring a track on the right the track climbs up onto the moorland. When the track eventually descends towards the farm/croft at Uyea look for the line of an old wall going SW.  Follow this to South Wick, thus avoiding the fences of the farm, then follow the coast round north to Uyea island. The island is linked to the mainland at low tide only by a beach.

Location: Uyea Isle, Shetland

Grid Reference: HU606987 Ceremonial County: Shetland Isles

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap Aerial

Getting there: Take the A970 to North Roe and walk 5 or 6 km west, either across the moorland or along the hilly north coastline. A very rough track starting just before the school at North Roe leads the way for about 2/3 of the distance but is only suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles.

Access: The island is linked to the mainland at low tide only by a beach.
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Page Ref: Uyea Topic: Coastal Cliffs  Last Updated: 03/2010


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