I continued my drive along the coast of the Eshaness peninsula until I arrived at the Eshaness Lighthouse.
Eshaness is in the North West of mainland Shetland, the Northmavine peninsula almost feels like an island, it is only connected by a small land strip.
Eshaness Lighthouse is perched atop some of the most dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery in the UK. (UK Lighthouses)
Eshaness is like the wild west of Shetland, the lighthouse is on top of spectacular cliffs and offers stunning coastal scenery. The lighthouse was built in 1929 by David and Charles Stevenson and automated in 1974. It now can be rented as private accommodation.
Cliffs of Eshaness
The lighthouse is the starting point for a beautiful circular walk along the cliffs, up to a broch and back the lighthouse. Lots of nesting birds, sheep, stunning views and even some rays of sunlight.
Within walking distance of the lighthouse are the impressive collapsed caves of Holes o’ Scraada (devil’s caves) and the Grind o’ da Navir (gate of the borer) where the sea has ripped an enormous vertical gateway from the cliffs and hurled the rock inland. (Shetlandlighthouse.com)
View back to the lighthouse.
The everchanging volcanic cliffs and rocks.
Walking towards Loch of Houlland and a broch from the Iron Age. Today it is occupied by a group of sheep.
And back on the way to the lighthouse.