Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a 3.3km coastal walk on a mix of flagstone and tarmac paths from Victoria Pier in Lerwick via The Knab to Seafield. There are several steep sections of path at around 12% and one of up to 20% for up to 200m. The path is restricted to 800mm in one location at the Knab, but is generally no less than 1200mm with numerous benches along the way. On the walk you can enjoy coastal views and wildlife with views across to Bressay. There are sites of historical significance with interpretation panels at The Knab

Surveyed by: Kevin Serginson, January 2016 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 4More Information
Distance: 3.0 km

Public Transport: There are bus stops at the beginning and end of the routes. Check out the timetables at http://www.zettrans.org.uk/bus/BusTimetables.asp
Car Park: There is ample parking at both ends of the route.
Steps: No
Barriers: There are 4 gates which are all wheel chair accessible, though 2 are not ideal.
Toilets: There are public toilets at the start of the route and toilets in Tesco and Fjara Café at the end.

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Very steep 20% gradient for 200m

Gradient Very steep 20% gradient for 200m

Narrow gap ~800mm

Width Narrow gap ~800mm

Information panels

Information Information panels

 

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Restricted kissing gate

Gate Restricted kissing gate

Narrow gap ~1.2m

Width Narrow gap ~1.2m

 

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Toilets

 

End

Lerwick Coastal Path Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
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Seat
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Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
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