Beyond Bridge of Walls the route follows a sharp right turn for Skeld and takes the single track road south for 5 miles (8km) to join the B9071 at Hestinsetter. Although reasonably straight, this route has several long descents down, and long climbs up, as you cross the valleys associated with the tranquil inlets of Scutta Voe, Seli Voe and Olas Voe. The wide valley beside Olas Voe is heather covered peat-land and you will see many traditional peat cuttings by the roadside. In late summer the hills in this area turn a dark purple when the heather blooms.
At the Hestinsetter junction there are several options to explore the area. The first option is to follow the B9071 to the right then take the side road that loops around to Culswick, a distance of about 2 miles (3km). From here you can walk the track past the Methodist Chapel to one of the most dramatically sited Iron Age broch sites in Shetland set high on a hill overlooking the entrance to Gruting Voe and Vaila Sound. Details of this walk can be found on our Walking pages.