Walk Seven Shetland Islands

by Misa Hay -

Three local companies joined forces to offer a new holiday experience - an island hopping walking holiday which covers seven islands. Your Shetland experience will begin at Sumburgh Head, the southernmost tip of Mainland, and finish at Hermaness on Unst, the very top of the British Isles.

Brydon Thomason of Shetland Nature said: "At Shetland Nature one of the major influences of our ethos and vision as a tour company has been to work and collaborate with like-minded professionals and companies. This, along with the shared vision and support of our expert team of tour leaders, has been a key aspect of our success and continual development." 

"We have on-going relationship with visiting tour companies from national and international operators, but our most exciting initiative is our recent collaboration with two locally based tour companies, Shetland Geotours owned by Allen Fraser and Island Trails by James Tait. Coming together on such a venture is a wonderful way to celebrate Shetland as a truly world class holiday destination and to ensure our commitment to offer a first class visitor experience."

Brydon explained that although Shetland Nature is a wildlife tour company, and all their holidays are themed around the islands natural environment, it is very important to them that they can offer something for everyone at all levels of interest and ability; be it from the everyday outdoor and nature enthusiast to the keen birdwatcher, or the informed field naturalist looking for that little bit more expertise such as tracking wild otters, or nature photographers from amateur to well-known top professional.

Their two core season itineraries already offer a varied insight into Shetland's natural and cultural heritage but now the new "Walk Seven Shetland Islands" holiday takes things that little bit further by really exploring Shetland's wild side with a unique itinerary of walks. A cooperation of three local guides, each offering a different insight and area of expertise (nature and wildlife, geology, history and culture), ensures a very comprehensive itinerary to explore the Shetland Islands.

Meet Allen Fraser and James Tait.

Promote Shetland wishes Brydon, Allen and James all the best!