From just past Brough continue on a single-track road over the Hill of Breckon to Gloup where there is a fine view across the narrow, steep sided Gloup Voe that was carved by melt water during the last glaciation. Here stands the Gloup Memorial that remembers the fifty eight fishermen whose lives were lost at the Haaf fishing during a storm in July 1881. Across the voe is the ruined crofting township of West-a-Firth, a victim of the 19th Century clearances in Shetland.
Returning on the same route take a left turn just before Brough for the short ride down to one of Shetland’s best stretches of golden sands at Breckon. From here there is a walk around Breckon and Gloup Ness.
The return trip follows the same roads back to Mid Yell but if time permits explore some of the ‘dead-end’ side roads: the North Sandwick road gives fine views across to the north coast of Fetlar; the Cunnister road gives a fine view down the long inlet of Basta Voe. From the end of either road you can walk around the headland of Burra Ness with its cleared crofts and Iron Age broch.