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TP5725 - Ronas Hill
8th Jun 2013 14:10 by peregrinus
Metal cap, small raised letters. Top slightly damaged. Built of local granite, inside shelter cairn. Wet and windy day but last of trip and my final Shetland trig pillar. Burial chamber is impressive, and a handy place to shelter while writing log! 65m SE of trig.
2nd Jun 2013 13:30 by Chalky
Stone-built , some missing from top. Spider centre cap with raised lettering. Previously visited this highest Shetland hill 22/06/07 & 21/08/01 no trig details noted.
26th May 2013 10:30 by dugswell2
A misty spot this morning with Tricky Speirs.
27th Sep 2012 13:51 by edfielden
I parked at the masts on Collafirth Hill and set out walking at about 12:30 to the north of Roga Field and Mid Field to avoid too much of an ascent before Ronas Hill itself. The landscape - if ignoring the greenery - could easily be Martian! Red stones and boulders abound - and are very handy for crossing the odd wet patch. Although I had started in bright sun, as I reached the top the cloud level dropped and I was unable to see very much for a few minutes. The pillar is stone-built from local red stone; FB faces ENE; WSW sighthole open, all others appear plugged; metal cap with unusual-looking thick raised letters. I signed the guest book and ate a sausage roll from my supplies before the cloud lifted and I could admire the view of almost the entire Shetland archipelago - all the way from Muckle Flugga (29 miles) and Saxa Vord in the north-east, round to Foula (35 miles) in the south-west, to Fair Isle (69 miles) and Fitful Head (43 miles) in the south. This is a good place to collect Intersected Stations too: Esha Ness Lighthouse (TP9643), Ungam Beacon (TP8865), North Unst Lighthouse (TP9642) and the replacement for Ness of Sound Lighthouse (TP9647) are all visible from here, and others may well be too. Very impressive indeed and well worth the 2.2 mile walk. However after spending about 35 minutes at the top I carried on further to see if I could find the Valla Kames bolt (TP10485).
S5494 - Pillar Looking W ©edfielden
21st Jun 2012 00:37 by B.bird
Arrived 3 minutes to midnight. A local man told me he took the chance to hike here tonight as it could be the last time he manages it due to arthritis. He pointed out and named all the far off lights, he also said this was the best mid summer for about 20+ years. A story that I was to hear numerous times over the following weeks. I signed the visitor book, took some photos then carried on over the hill to the cairn at Abram's Ward then back around the hill to Collafirth hill where my bike was parked. No torch was needed until I was taking a compass bearing at the cairn to get me back around the hill to the masts. What a way to spend Mid Summer WOW
20th Dec 2011 12:27 by martine41
Very cold, very windy, only top of trig pillar visible above drifted snow so no condition or confirmation of flush bracket nor book in metal box available, see photos, but amazing weather features as sun, just one day from its winter zenith, shone through curtains of hail showers. A special day and well worth the effort.
31st May 2011 11:21 by g4wsb
Walk from mast dry day no around about 50 minutes walk sign book in metal box,very stoney under foot
24th Jun 2009 18:05 by Bambography
In the cloud by the time we reached this but a successful tick in the Shetland County High box!
15th Jul 2006 16:00 by dmwhite
Walked round Mid Field from Collafirth Hill to the boulder strewn slopes of Ronas Hill Steady climb to the summit. Windy conditions and warm, but haze restricted the stunning views from Shetlands highest Marilyn. despite car park being full only saw one group.
19th Jun 2005 12:00 by jack68331
drove up to the radio masts, then an easy walk (in mist) looking for alpines in the gravel
1st Jun 2005 11:30 by Phil Clayton
Stone pillar with some missing from top otherwise OK. Spider & plug intact. Walk over Mid Field from top of road to Collafirth Hill. Stunning views from highest point on Shetland.
1st Aug 2004 12:52 by Bridgeman
Park at Collafirth Hill HU335835. An easy moorland walk of about an hour to the top of Ronas Hill.Could be difficult to find in hill fog as there are few features.
11th Aug 2003 12:58 by arranc
14th Jun 1998 12:00 by peregrinus
Fine broad stony summit, highest point on Shetland by a long way. No trig details noted.