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Directions

From Lerwick, head North on the main A970 towards Hillswick, after around 22 miles you will pass through Brae, continue on the main road towards Hillswick. When you pass over the Muckle Roe bridge keep left onto the main road at the first bend.

Orwick Lodge is 1 mile after the bridge on the right hand side...

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Muckle Roe is a great place to explore: There are a number of walks around the island and you have free access, just close any gates that you open, and take care near the cliffs...

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About Muckle Roe

Muckle Roe, is situated in the centre of the main island group. It is an island (joined by a bridge) to Busta, which is 2 miles from Brae (Shetland’s third largest township) with around 900 inhabitants. Brae is well served with local shops, 2 garages, and some of Shetland’s best eateries.

Muckle Roe is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) in diameter, with high cliffs in the south. Its highest point is Mid Ward 172 metres (564 ft). The island's rock is red granite, and the dominant feature is an ancient extinct volcano, which gives the island its name - Old Norse for "Big Red Island".