A little over halfway into the walk you will come to the White Wife (OS HU 854 526). This rather striking and pious-looked memorial is the restored figurehead of the German cadet ship Bohus which was wrecked nearby on 26th April 1924 with the loss of 4 lives. Another couple of hundred metres brings the walker to a fence from which the sandy curve of Otterswick beach can be seen. Head uphill along the fence to a stile and from there follow the next fence round to a gate which leads out to the road-end. From there follow the road to the junction at the East Yell hall where ruins of the old Aywick School can been seen on your left next to the schoolhouse.
From this junction it is possible to make out the remains of the old ‘meal road’ which cut straight through the moor to Mid Yell. This is one of many such roads that were built during the potato famine of 1840 when destitute workers were paid in ‘meal’ (flour or oatmeal) rather than coin.
A three-quarters mile walk will now take you back to Aywick shop. Be sure to visit this amazing little emporium before heading home.