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TP3182 - Fitful Head
18th Oct 2012 12:35 by Da Lipper
Was supposed to be taking 2 year old to playpark but she fell asleep, so i thought i would bag this trig instead!
12th Sep 2012 12:06 by edfielden
My flight to Foula being cancelled due to the weather I had to find alternative entertainment! So I headed south from Tingwall to pick up where I'd left off yesterday. To get to Fitful Head I parked at Quendale Water Mill and took the track from there in the right direction through farmland and over a stream, meeting up with the metalled track to the top (this track was gated close to the start at Gord Farm so I couldn't drive up it). Quite a climb up the track to the summit and very windy and cold conditions today but I was well wrapped up! A spectacular bend in the road where it meets the clifftop at HU 3484 1441 brought with it gusts of wind whipping up over the cliff. 900m further up the track I arrived at the radome and walked round the outside of the enclosure to look for the pillar. It sits inside the fence close to a microwave dish whose radiation path was quite sensibly roped off! FB faces NNW; ENE sighthole open, others plugged; top has plug/cap missing. Most views from pillar obscured by buildings, radome and masts but a spectacular place nonetheless!
10599 - Pillar Looking SSE ©edfielden
22nd Aug 2011 11:56 by trigging on an island
I began this walk mid morning from Betty Mouats Camping Böd at Scatness. After following the very nice beach at Bay of Quendale, I used the safe side of the fence to guide me up above the cliffs to the radar station at the top of Fitful Head. At this point the cloud was well below 200 metres and I didn’t notice the installation until I was virtually on top of it. The trig pillar was not in as such good condition as others I had seen recently and I was quick to carry on. The rest of the walk into the afternoon turned out to be one of the most memorable from my time in Shetland. After re-emerging from the clouds I continued north, and took in Loch of Spiggie, Scousburgh Beach, St Ninian’s Isle and May Wick before getting a bus back to the böd from Bigton.
28th Jun 2011 10:14 by martine41
Sorry I can't give the high score others have because there was haze that meant long distance views were poor at the time, Fair Isle just visible and no sign of Foula or the west side of Shetland. Surrounding clutter of radar and communications aerials etc doesn't help either and being attacked by Bonxies (Skuas)made for a memorable visit.
28th May 2011 13:49 by g4wsb
2mile good track to top of hill no through fare private road sign. nice dry day great views
10th Jun 2005 12:00 by iainmac
30th Jul 2004 19:45 by dmwhite
Forgot to log this a long time ago, glorious weather and fine views, must go again and log it properly.(30/07/2009)
View North Looking North from Fitful Head. St Ninian\'s Isle centre right, Burra centre top with Clift Sound to its right
29th Jul 2004 11:50 by Bridgeman
Access via good track all the way from HU373139 at Hillwell. It's worth making it into a cicular walk by continuing south along the coast and around Garths Ness.
10th Aug 2003 12:57 by arranc
3rd Aug 2002 12:00 by peregrinus
No details noted - fine situation