There is a track up the steep sandy slope up from the beach; this is unstable in places, but manageable. The ancient Chapel site is well worth a visit, turn right at the top of the slope, but watch out for deep rabbit holes at your feet. There are illustrated interpretative boards here to explain the area.
From the Chapel head south across the even greensward and take a clockwise route round the island. A crofting township once thrived here, but every single house and wall was demolished after the people left and not a trace of the buildings remains. Every stone went into the great wall. Great expanses of fine, even grassland now cover the places where the rigs (fields) were cultivated. In some low light, traces of the old rig lines can occasionally be seen.
The south end of the isle is hard to match for scenery, with scores of skerries and larger islands of Coar Holm, Inns Holm and High Herbi Clett. Further to the west, Sweyn Holm is a great rock mass, separated by a narrow channel from the main isle. Here the coastal grassland is littered with rocks and stones cast up by angry winter seas. Hich Holm stands a short distance out to the west. There are great views of the West Side of Shetland from this side of St Ninian's Isle.