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Wormadale Hill

Standing Stone / Menhir


Visited 15.6.12

My last site visit on Shetland – and I couldn’t find the stone!

We parked in a layby near the entrance to the hotel opposite and Karen and the children stayed in the car while I carefully crossed the road and headed up the steep grassy hill.

My walk uphill was slow – partly because it was so steep but also with the realisation that this was my last site before catching the overnight ferry to Aberdeen.
Rabbits were in abundance and scattered as I approached.

The hill is covered in large boulders with quartz running through them although I couldn’t see anything which was an obvious standing stone.
Perhaps the stone is only small and I couldn’t see it amongst the erratics?

But with views like this from the top of the hill I really didn’t mind.
The views were stunning – hills, lochs, the sea, islands all visible in the distance.
The sky was blue with white fluffy clouds – contrasting with the dark blue waters below.

After the Western Isles, Orkney and now Shetland I am physically tired but emotionally recharged.
I have been so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit these places.
Shetland is a wonderful island to visit and will always has a place in my heart.
I hope to return one day. If you ever get the chance to visit – do it. You won’t be disappointed.

I head back down hill towards the car and ultimately home with a heavy heart……
Posted by CARL
26th July 2012ce

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