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10 reasons to visit Shetland - Freedom to Roam

by Misa Hay -

The livin' is easy!

There are no "keep out!" signs here and from mid-May to mid-July we experience "simmer dim" - almost 19 hours of daylight. Fancy a round of golf at midnight?! If you're looking for some of the UK's best hikes, incredible wildlife spotting opportunities, routes ranging from easy to moderate to serous huffing and puffing! Then get on over! Stay in a historic fishing böd, relax at one of our well-equipped campsites or channel your inner Ray Mears and wild camp (wild swimming too?!) Don't forget your fishing rod - over 300 lochs to meditate, plenty of feisty trout and a permit for the season: £25.00! There are no handy hints to avoid the crowds of ramblers – because we don't do crowds! The vibe here is “far north” and the solitude will stir your soul.

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