This route links Mid Yell and the island of Fetlar. The route presented here runs from Mid Yell and requires a round trip of some 17 miles (27km) to and from the ferry at Gutcher. If you have a vehicle you have the option of parking at Gutcher, in which case this route just requires 15 miles (24) of cycling on Fetlar itself. You should consult the ferry timetable for departure and return times before setting out and give yourself plenty of time to catch the ferry in both directions.
The B9081 takes you from Mid Yell to join the A968 at the head of the voe. Heading north on the A968 through Camb the route makes a long climb up Basta Hill. From the top of Basta Hill there are great views over Basta Voe, Burra Ness and beyond to Fetlar and Unst. There is now a long downhill past Colvister to the bridge at the head of Basta Voe followed by a climb up again to Sellafirth with views south-east towards Hascosay. The road dips down through Sellafirth and up again as it swings north-east towards Gutcher.
At Gutcher join the ferry for Hamars Ness on Fetlar. There are two ferries operating at Gutcher, so please check with the ferry crew that you are boarding the correct service. The crossing takes 25 minutes. Throughout the summer months the moorland, hills and fertile soils of Fetlar are brought to life with the beautiful sights and sounds of the highest densities of breeding wading birds in Shetland. Good numbers of golden plover, dunlin, redshank, lapwing, curlew, snipe, oystercatcher, ringed plover and more notably whimbrel, can be seen.