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Name:Ward of Bressay
Hill number:1537
Height:226m / 741ft
RHB Section:22: Shetland Islands
County/UA:Shetland Islands (UA)
Island:Bressay
Maritime area:Shetland - South
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:HU 50283 38709
Summit feature:trig point
Drop:226m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 4
(1:25k) 466N
Observations:ground 75m S behind building is as high; may be built up by spoil
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 119 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Drove to the top of the track, just a few yards then to the summit. Glorious day.nicolajane27/07/2019
Drove up the trackcurlebd08/06/2019
With Dave Smith. Walked up road from Glebe.ger07/06/2019
Drove up the track but feared for my exhaust pipe.Chris Peart07/06/2019
Parked at 493395 (7:40) and followed route of path on map (actually very faint) to join hill road and thence to trig point among masts on summit just at cloud base. Back same route; finish 8:40dbb06/06/2019
The track is rough - ish but driveable and turns into tarmac higher up. Splendid viewpoint down on to Lerwick.vegibagger27/05/2019
Whilst visiting the island to visit itís lighthouse we drove up the track to the summit. Nissan Micra hire car with 3 adults on board managed to negotiate the potholes and central ruts to reach the tarmac section and get to the top. Got out of car to visit true high point. Nice views all around.assynt_bob02/11/2018
This one doesn't live up to the glories of Noss Head and Ander Hill, so we drove up in the hired Kia Picanto. All potholes and rough stuff is easily dodgeable. Scruffy summit, but good views if you continue on the concrete road to the east side of the summit.Gill19/08/2018
Drove up mast access track in hire car. Metalled road notin brillaint repair but all pot holes easiy avoided.jonglew19/08/2018
With trimarc2 from East Ham which, though quite direct, not as simple as way back from Glebe. Trig point at top. GFE and PJB watching us through binos at the South Lighthouse so lots of jumping and arm waving required at the top. Beautiful day.Fionalevey04/08/2018
Walked up from East Ham and back to Glebe. Great views. With Fionatrimarc204/08/2018
After Noss Head. Parked near Glebe and walked up. Cloud enveloped the summit area.NormanW27/06/2018
Drove up.PGCE04/05/2018
Took bike of ferry and cycled about third of way to summitCoinneach18/05/2017
Ferry not running to Noss so we did this one instead. Parked at Glebe and walked to the light house. Followed coast east to the small lochs and then over The Black Hill to the trig and masts. Down access track (which the locals drive up) back to car. Another drenching!mindlessflogger21/08/2016
On a day trip to Bressay, without transport, I walked first to Hill of Setter, and then to Ward of Bressay trying to use the route from Pettifirth described in Graham Uney's book. Frankly, it would have been easier to go back to the road on the west coast, and up the access track (which is, of course, what I did on the return).David Purchase11/06/2016
Parked through first gate HU496402. Can drive all the way but need more ground clearance than I had. Sunny and mild.iangalbraith24/08/2014
Drove to the top in hire car! Sorry but it was pouring with rain! Exhaust etc somehow survived but I would strongly advise against driving up unless it's in a 4x4.AndrewFinnimore12/08/2014
Up and down on access track to masts.benalder28401/04/2014
With friend. From end of road at Pettifirth. Went SE to start with, using some tracks probably used by peat cutters. A bit rough in places so descended on access track to masts before crossing burn to get back to starting point.pwbellarby28/08/2013
Mist came down in the sound. An inversion.bolton29/07/2013
Quick walk up the road on return from Noss.fasgadh12/07/2013
Out & back from Pettifirth via West Hill.Smudge01/06/2013
W Jenx, midday ferry and then Noss island. After the lookout hill climbed this from track base. There is a paved road but need 4x4 to get up, deep pot holes. Nice trig and shelter, look to Lerwick and no aerials.nordicstar31/05/2013
From HU 501 392summitsup31/05/2013
My 2nd and probably last drive up to this summit RHW28/05/2013
8 am ferry with Tricky Speirs, parked at bottom of track.Dugswell225/05/2013
ditto DugswellTopographer5725/05/2013
shame about aerialsThearlaichdubh08/05/2013
Parked at HU 495402 and just followed the track. Up and down in 45 minutes without any haste. Could have driven to top.Martin R06/05/2012
A circular walk taking in Score Hill and Ward of Bressay.Alex C15/09/2011
Cycled so far from Glebe the legged up the rest of the track.Eddie21/08/2011
Walked from Lerwick via the ferry and back with Lesley. Our 1st full day on our 1st trip Shetland.Then moved out of our B& B which smelt of cigarette smoke into the lovely clean friendly YH which has plenty of rooms despite us assuming it would be full this time of year.Chris Pearson25/05/2009
from Bressay Ferry...then got stranded. Almost blown away at Summit!Loz_mck28/01/2008
30 minute walk up to top by masts. Wooden planks on floor of windbreak.arranc12/08/2003
Date is first visit. RHW07/08/2002
Three or so times. Memorably with Tilden and Lynda.Danny Mc Neill01/04/1990
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