This route links Baltasound and the island of Fetlar. The route presented here runs from Baltasound and requires a round trip of some 15 miles (24km) to and from ferry at Belmont. If you have a vehicle you have the option of parking at Belmont, in which case this route just requires 15 miles (24km) of cycling on Fetlar itself. You should consult the ferry timetable for departure and return times before setting out and give yourself plenty of time to catch the ferry in both directions.
Take the A968 to the ferry terminal at Belmont. At Belmont, join the ferry for Hamars Ness in Fetlar. There are two ferries operating on the crossings, so please check with the ferry crew that you are boarding the correct service. The crossing takes 25 minutes.
Throughout the summer months the moorland, hills and fertile soils of Fetlar are brought to life with the beautiful sights and sounds of the highest densities of breeding wading birds in Shetland. Good numbers of golden plover, dunlin, redshank, lapwing, curlew, snipe, oystercatcher, ringed plover and more notably whimbrel, can be seen.