Name:Vord Hill
Hill number:1548
Height:159m / 522ft
SMC/RHB Section:22: Shetland Islands
County/UA:Shetland Islands
Topographical area:IS02 Unst-fetlar
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m), SIB, Yeaman
Grid ref:HU 62252 93504
Summit feature:cairn 25m E of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 1 2
(1:25k) 470S
Observations:RSPB reserve: no access mid May to end July
Survey:Abney level
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Parked at waterworks, by airstrip. Pathless terrain to the summit. Visited all the cairns. Back same way. Time for a coffee at the café before catching the ferry back. With Helen.Dangerous Dave10/06/2024
Morning ferry from mainland, hurried over Yell to 2nd ferry. Via the parking at the airport strip... easy going over mainly grass moorland to summit via historic sites. Short day, back at car by 10.15am... Blue skies and fabulous views, lunch as Tresta beach.N.Morters29/04/2022
Solo. BonxiesVerySlowPlodder23/07/2021
from primary school up minor road at Houbie. Round back of school down to open gate, along by fence at bootom to a gap. Then across stream and u gradually via dslopes of Rooin. Back via Stackaberg and Skutes Water. Not too tussocky. KeithByTheC28/06/2021
With KeithBytheC. Fetlar is a pleasant island worth visiting. Found some red necked phalorapes as well later in the day.JulieB28/06/2021
Bagged spending a day collecting all the Trig points in Fetlar.Neil Fraser24/06/2019
Solo. From the waterworks near the airstrip. Direct to the summit. Morning rain and mist had gone by the time I reached Fetlar. I really enjoyed the island where there is much to see: neolithic chambered cairns on the summit of Vord Hill, birds, cliffs, an excellent heritage centre and a nice cafe.pwbellarby17/06/2019
06.30 while island shrouded in mist. Will be glad to get the 07.55 ferry off this godforesaken place.vegibagger16/06/2019
From near School to S.ger14/06/2019
From the school.Chris Peart14/06/2019
From the airstrip, great islandcurlebd10/06/2019
From the airstrip, parking at waterworks. Straight up the hill; rough ground.jonglew22/08/2018
An easy walk from the end of the road for Fetlar Airstrip. Good parking by the water treatment plant. Down a bit to cross a boogy bit, then up easy ground to the top with 3 ancient cairns and the trig. Fine views towards Unst. NOTE: once you've paid for the ferry to Yell, the onward ferries to Unst or Fetlar are free of charge if you travel the same day.Gill22/08/2018
North coast from the ferry. Back over Hamara Field and trig 57. No bird restrictions in late August,but bonxies still doing very close flypast.PeteN16/08/2018
From the primary school.NormanW25/06/2018
From the school.PGCE02/05/2018
After phone discussion with RSPB, parked near pier and walked along north shore for a long way and approached summit from north and retraced outward route on return. Great views.Coinneach26/05/2017
Drove over, parked at airstrip (RSPB advice), short walk via loch edge. Sunny and calm.iangalbraith27/08/2014
S/F school. Easy enough to the top.AndrewFinnimore15/08/2014
No summit attempt due to unexpected bird restrictions. W Lesley & Nick brought our bikes across on the first ferry in gloomy sea mist which disappointingly persisted all day. Cycled along,exploring and visiting the unique island shop - and another bod, then enjoyed a coastal walk before failing to see the red necked phalarope.Had enjoyed an unexpected full fry up awaiting the morning ferry as the only customers of the ferry cafe whilst watching gannets plummet into the sea.Chris Pearson23/07/2014
With Adrian R, from SW which is the recommended route avoiding breeding Whimbrel (which indeed I didn't see/hear). Then ran down and drove E to bag Baa-neap trig while Adrian bagged Hamara Field. RHW01/06/2013
Circuit of Skutes Water from school. Mist confined to other islands today!Smudge31/05/2013
Early ferry to Fetlar with Jen, Rick and Tricky in variable levels of mist.Dugswell230/05/2013
W Jenx, Doug and Tricky. From school and round enclosures to open fell. Very misty haar swirling. Compass to summit and circuit of three burial chambers and trig. Back same way and then birding/Tumping before ferry.nordicstar30/05/2013
1st of North Isles 4. From school at Baela. Had to hurry to get back to the ferry in time.Topographer5728/05/2013
Windy but warm.bolton14/08/2012
From the school at Baela, plenty parking space. Round the Setter fences. Past Haltadans and up. Visited all the artefacts. Agree the trig is not the summit. Had a look at the Funzie Girt. First Shetland rain, but not for long.Martin R03/05/2012
Over marshy ground from the end of the airstrip.Eddie26/08/2011
On farm track, through gate, over 3 wire fences to moor and over dry moor to top at 12.15. Bonxies.arranc19/08/2003
tk from 613913, no access til Aug due to birdsRHW05/08/2002
Tony J07/06/2024
Jill Robertson07/06/2024
A Peckish23/05/2023
dave g25/08/2021
Emma and Simon15/07/2021
Simon Winton04/06/2021
walk livi01/09/2020