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Name:Sandness Hill
Hill number:1535
Height:249m / 817ft
RHB Section:22: Shetland Islands
County/UA:Shetland Islands (UA)
Island:Shetland Mainland
Maritime area:Shetland - West
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:HU 19164 55706
Summit feature:no feature: ground 5m WSW of trig point
Drop:234m
Col:15m  HU309527  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 3
(1:25k) 467W
Observations:ground is 30cm higher than base of trig point; large cairn 70m S (HU 19170 55637) is at least 2.5m lower
Survey:Abney level
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Pretty tedious long plod across peat hagged moorland with quite strong winds but even an occasional shaft of sunlight to sparkle of lochans and bring a brief bit of cheer. Clockwise circuit over Dale hill and then Sandness hill. Sandness hillfeels like a giant Kilimanjaro compared to the other hills around, especially seen from Sandness.vegibagger11/06/2019
Evening ascent after a day with the kids. Parked below mast, up track to mast and easy walking up track beyond to upper slopes. Easy trot over bog to stoney ground and summit area. Nice views. Bagged trig, various cairns and higher ground near trig.assynt_bob11/06/2019
From NE - initially on track passing mast. With Dave Smith, Enid & Jeff Parr. Met Chris Peart. Rain, but top clear. Walked on to SW top.ger10/06/2019
Took the mast track to it's end. No sign of an ATV track continuing but easy enough going.Chris Peart10/06/2019
From HU 2072 5643. Track to well past the small comms bldg. Then a faint ATV track most of rest of the way.jonglew18/08/2018
Last hill of the day, up the mast track, which continues about half way up the hill. Up a stony, peaty broad ridge to join an ATV track giving good going towards a large cairn and then the top. Fine views despite the gale and intermittent rain.Gill18/08/2018
Started at track to mast then easy up to top.NormanW20/06/2018
As Coinneach.PGCE06/05/2018
Parked at end of track nr Turrifield. Up track which goes further than shown then direct to summit.Coinneach20/05/2017
Parked at Dale of Walls. Walked to beach and then up to Blouk Field and Dale Hill. Then NE around the head of Deep Dale to the trig. Found a coast guard helmet on the grass which must have been dropped from a helicopter. From trig followed ridge west to the cliffs of Banks head for misted views to the see below. Followed coast back to car.mindlessflogger23/08/2016
Parking at gate HU208564. Track half way then stay low until final rise (avoids some wet/hags). Sunny and hot!iangalbraith25/08/2014
Track from Woollen Mill, then easily up to summit.AndrewFinnimore10/08/2014
Solo. Along track starting near Turrifield and leading to a mast. The track continues beyond the mast someway towards the summit. The final part of the ascent was over open ground with some peat hags. There is a trig point at the summit with the highest point a few metres from the trig point.pwbellarby27/08/2013
Great views on a clear day.bolton29/07/2013
Pleasant easy and sunny ascent on return from Foula. Good for getting the land legs back.fasgadh04/07/2013
W Jenx, our final Shetland main isles Marilyn. Lovely day, hill bathed in sun. Cool breeze for an edge. Park at GR207564. Take marked track which extends further to Shendale hill. Easy the to summit slopes and rocky top similar to Ronas. Out to Ramna Vord for great views of Foula, next time we're up.nordicstar02/06/2013
Bagged with Tricky Speirs.Dugswell201/06/2013
Circular from Mid Dale via cleft of Deep Dale & superb viewpoint of Banks Head.Smudge29/05/2013
Easy from ENE via track and pasture. My 2nd time here. RHW27/05/2013
Parked at 197568 then asked local the best way up, who directed us through her garden. Glorious sunny afternoon with welcome cooling breeze. Great views over Papa Stour and across the sea to Ronas Hill.Topographer5725/05/2013
from TurrifieldThearlaichdubh06/05/2013
Track that starts at HU208564 goes further than shown on map, then it is fairly easy going if a little boggy. Worth walking further towards coast for great view of Foula.Martin R01/05/2012
From highest point on the road. Lots of animal trods avoid the bogs.Eddie22/08/2011
with Heatherderek5812/07/2009
Parked on Sandness road. On access track to top of first ridge, over grass and heather to next rise down again and up to tundra field and top at 11.05. Ringed plover.arranc14/08/2003
Date is first visit. Notes from later...approach along spectacular clifftop, v fine hill, v fine view, stony summit, simple descent NE, stroll back along road. from dale of walls, back along A971 RHW16/06/1998
My first year in Shetland.Danny Mc Neill01/03/1987
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