From Scousburgh the route requires a 2 mile (3km) climb up the Ward of Scousburgh. The climb is pretty steep for the first 0.75 mile (1.25km) past Vanlop but there is a relatively easy climb for the next 1 mile (1.5km) to the road junction to the right that takes you steeply up past the abandoned army base to the telecommunication masts.
On the ascent there are remarkable views across the broad sweep of farmland below to St Ninian’s Isle and the villages of Bigton and Ireland. On a clear day from the north side of the summit there are panoramic views beyond St Ninian’s Isle to Foula 46 miles (74km) away, and around to West Mainland hills and north across the Burra Isles to Ronas Hill 40 miles (65km) in the far distance. There are amazing views too across the hilly ‘spine’ of Shetland to Mousa and beyond to the Bard of Bressay and the high peak of Noss.
From the south side of the summit there is another amazing panorama looking across the lochs of Spiggie and Brew to the steep slope of Fitful Head and around to the Ness of Burgi, Sumburgh Head and Compass Head.