GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shetland Islands Explorer

109 miles (175 km)

This is the complete National Cycle route 1 for the Shetland Islands taking you on a fabulous tour of these beautiful islands.
The ride starts at Sumburgh Head (look out for puffins) and heads north through mainland Shetland passing Loch Spiggie and the beautiful Bay of Scousburgh on your way to the capital of Lerwick. You continue through mainland Shetland passing Loch Strom at Hjaltasteyn and then onto Voe before coming to Toft where you catch the ferry to Yell. The route then passes through Yell, passing the stunning Basta Voe on your way to the ferry at Gutcher where another ferry crossing takes you to Unst. More fabulous scenery awaits you on Unst including the lovely Loch of Watlee, before arriving at the finish point at Norwick.

Shetland Islands Explorer OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shetland Islands Explorer Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Puffins at Sumburgh Head

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Loch Spiggie, mainland Shetland

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Bay of Scousburgh

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On the country road approaching Voe

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Basta Voe, Yell

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Loch of Watlee, Unst

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Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Shetland Islands Explorer.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Shetland Islands Explorer.mmo (right click - 'Save As')