Coall Head, just to the north, is worth climbing up to for the views north and south and for the magnificent breccia cliff scenery nearby. Carry on down towards the cliffs, but as you turn south, keep well away from the steep and often overhanging edges. Canoeists love this stretch of coast, which is full of sea caves and dramatic clefts. Look out for seabirds of all kinds among the cliffs and the sheer faces are ablaze with wild flowers in spring and summer.
Follow the coastline along towards Croolick and the wall that leads you up hill back towards the start. In wetter conditions you can take a drier route up the exposed rocky outcrops with great views across to Bressay.
If you then go down to the road into Fladdabister itself you will find a tight cluster of some of the oldest buildings, sadly neglected for the most part, but there are many restored and modernised traditional houses still to appreciate. There are gardens too and tiny plots of land with vegetables and the special Shetland Kale, a variety of rather coarse, huge cabbage which is still to be found in Shetland.
Follow the road downhill across the bridge and seek the path down through the meadows here to the sea. At one time there would have been a constant flow of folk down this lush sloping meadow, on their way either to the boats, or to the lime kiln. The Burn of the Scord runs down to the sea here, cutting a deep gorge through the rock. This can be a real haven for unusual wild flowers, ferns and shrubs and sheltering migrant birds.
Spend a while on the beach at the Bay of Fladdabister, where red and white calcite pebbles feature among the shingle. Limestone was crushed and burnt to make lime in the old kilns which stand on the bluff just above the beach and are well worth examining.
Make your way back to the road and through the village to where you began your walk.