Name:Fitful Head
Hill number:1531
Height:283m / 928ft
Section:22: Shetland Islands
Col:13m  HU375142  

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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
1516515/06/2016HU 34628 13536  F: Unmarked grassy summit by trig point (10599).
O: The summit was certainly seaward of the TP, and I use 'by' to mean 'very close to', so I think this is consistent with 5 metres W of TP from other reports.
David Purchase
-588117/07/2007HU 34623 13537  F: no feature: ground 5m W of trig point
O: 0.5m higher than trig point
S: Abney level
-588225/06/2008HU 34624 13535  F: no feature: ground 5m W of trig point
O: 0.5m higher than trig point
S: Abney level
-588330/04/2011HU 34629 13535  F: no feature: ground 5m W of trig point
O: 0.5m higher than trig point
S: Abney level
-588417/07/2007HU 34630 13537  F: trig point
O: ground 5m W is 0.5m higher
S: Abney level
-588525/06/2008HU 34630 13533  F: trig point
O: ground 5m W is 0.5m higher
S: Abney level

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
21.35...clagged in but hopefully, come the morning, it'll be clear.vegibagger26/06/2019
P near Gord farm - walked on the tarmac - summit in mist - impressive cliffs to W.ger09/06/2019
Fantastic views on a surprisingly clear day.Chris Peart08/06/2019
Drove up on a reasonable road, small 2wd car worked ok, but was steepish in places. ***Re-visited 14 Jun 2019.jonglew18/08/2018
First Marilyn of the day, and one of the easiest hills in Britain, given that you can drive all the way to the masts. It's worth taking a stroll along the cliffs, the views are splendid.Gill18/08/2018
Drove up to to my worsening cold.NormanW28/06/2018
Feeling lazy, and the cloud was down, so drove up. Okay in a Vauxhall Corsa, despite the signs.PGCE03/05/2018
Parked at the milldentalchimp25/06/2017
Parked at end of road south of Hillwell. Followed track to summit where a NATs engineers van was parked !Coinneach23/05/2017
Parked at Quendale. Walked back to Hillwell and then used access track to gain the cliffs which were followed all the way back to Quendale. Enjoyable with lots of Skua action.mindlessflogger19/08/2016
Easy walk from Quendale Mill using track from Gord Farm.David Purchase15/06/2016
Hill rrpeat with Jenx. Even better day than last time. Good cliff views from near trig.nordicstar06/06/2016
A great viewpoint.jenx06/06/2016
Started at Spiggie and walked the coast taking in the summit walking on to car parked at passing place below the Cleap. 10 miles.Neil Fraser07/03/2016
Parked Quendale mill, well worth a look and a cup of tea. Walked up road, locals drove up. Half way down worth taking track back to the south. Mild, sunny.iangalbraith23/08/2014
Drove to the summit.AndrewFinnimore09/08/2014
Up track from Hillwell and down to Quendale Mill where tea/coffee is available. Even this early in the season, skuas were circling ominously near the summit!benalder28401/04/2014
Dropped by Tom at 361142. Walked to sheepfold & directly up fence to radio station & summit (15:20). Fine; good views down cliffs and over Sumburgh, but not to Fair Isle. Back via clifftop to hairpin on road, then to main road; picked up beyond Ringastadbb04/09/2013
With friend. Nice refreshments at Quendale Mill. Drove up track from Hillwell as far as Burn of Hillwell and walked the rest. Highest point close to trig point.pwbellarby29/08/2013
Drive up - sheep on road.fasgadh01/07/2013
Slow drive-up due to numerous lambs in road! RHW02/06/2013
Clockwise cliff-top circular from HU 371 133summitsup01/06/2013
Grey misty day,Buteobuteo30/05/2013
Drove up the road until we found Rick and Jen, then walked up the hill together to bump into Alison Fox and Jonathan Foote.Dugswell227/05/2013
As Doug said. Pleasant stroll, chill wind but clear and sunny.nordicstar27/05/2013
Drive-up from Quendale to summit. Strolled along the cliff top among the skuas and fulmers for a while.Topographer5724/05/2013
from QuendaleThearlaichdubh09/05/2013
Started from HU366125 and walked up to join cliffs above Siggar Ness, kept with cliffs to the ugly top. If the weather had been better would have completed the round. Just followed faint track by the electricity cables and then went past the red Nissan.Martin R08/05/2012
Long day walk from Betty Mouats Camping Böd. Very misty at the top.Alex C22/08/2011
Cycled up the tarmac track. Grand views to Fair Isle and Foula.Eddie19/08/2011
15 times?Danny Mc Neill01/06/2009
With Lesley along the lovely deserted Quendale sandy beach from Sumburgh Head, then veered along the cliffs to Cro Geo- where the Braer in 1983 broke up releasing 80,000 ton of light crude oil.This was twice as much as the Exon Valdez spill in Alaska , but here the lighter oil and storm force gales that raged all January helped to break the oil up and reduce the effects, although inland sheep and grass were oil speckled by the windy blown froth. Got swooped at by a few skuas on the grassy climb to the cliff edge summit. Comedy moment when despite running downhill we just missed our return bus to Lerwick, but a kind local lady car driver picked us up, got us ahead of the bus on the main road whilst it did a loop around the houses, allowing us to get on it further on.Chris Pearson26/05/2009
On paved road all the way to top at 11.30. No view - mist.arranc10/08/2003
Date is first visit. RHW03/08/2002
Tom Mundell19/07/2017
Trekking toes19/07/2017