Fia Cottage

Experience Shetland in comfort

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Things To Do

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Within 5/10 minutes walking distance from Fia Cottage is the historic Quendale Mill which houses a small museum and café.  Beyond the mill you will find the beautiful Bay of Quendale, with its long sandy beach.  Before you reach the Mill, and this will only take 5 minutes walk, you will see a road that leads to Fitful Head.  This is a great walk and on a nice day you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and cliffs

From Fia Cottage to Sumburgh Head is a ten minute drive.  Here you can see seabird colonies of Gannets, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Fulmers and, of course, the Puffins.  Ideally you should aim for a closer  view of the puffins from April to August, during the breeding season.  You should bring your binoculars and a good camera!  after this the birds fly out to sea to spend the winter.  A drive, cycle or walk will take you to the Spiggie Beach, one of the best in Shetland finest.  From the beach you can walk to the Loch of Spiggie.  This is well stocked with trout and permits can be obtained for day fishing here.  Long-tailed Ducks and Whopper Swans breed here

Further up the road takes you to the Spiggie Hotel, which does takeaway meals as well as bar meals and restaurant meals.  Local musicians can often be found there on a weekend evening providing Shetland music sessions Carry on along the road and you will come to the juntion at the bottom of Robins Brae and up past the local hall, the playing fields and very well equiped children’s play park, leading back up to Mainlands mini-mart. Carry on down the road back to Fia Cottage and you will have covered approximately 10 miles on the round trip.  Listed below are some areas of interest and, all within the close vicinity of Fia Cottage

  • Archaeological interests, houldJarlshof
  • Beaches
  • Quendale Watermill
  • Shetland Croft House museum
  • Hoswick Visitor Centre
  • Sandsayre Interpretative Centre and Pier (with café and home bakes): one of the main focuses of this is the unique wireless collection, which follows radio, domestic marine and military equipment from the early 1900’s through to the modern day communications systems