Papa Stour is an island situated in St Magnus Bay and can be reached by ferry from West Burrafirth or passenger aircraft from Tingwall. Please note that there is no overnight accommodation or shop on the island but there is a campsite. The myriad of sheer cliffs, geos, skerries, sea caves, stacks and natural arches have won Papa Stour international recognition as a Special Area of Conservation. Common and Grey seals are found in large numbers around the island and otters breed on the island. There are 18 species of nesting sea birds and the island is an ideal environment for ground nesting birds. A wide variety of wild flowers and lichens are also found.
|Map Description||OS Explorer 467: Shetland - Lerwick, Papa Stour and Foula|
|Start Point Map Reference||HU 181 609|