Accessibility at Fetlar

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By road

From the ferry terminal at Hamarsness, drive six miles (10 km) east. Park at the small car park to the west of the Loch of Funzie. Walk east c100 m and follow signs to the hide, c300 m from the road.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get there

To get to Fetlar from Mainland Shetland requires two ferry crossings. The first from Toft, Mainland to Ulsta, Yell. A 25-minute drive north to Gutcher, Yell for the ferry to Hamarsness, Fetlar. For ferry times and bookings, tel: 01595 745804.

Access to facilities

Nature trails access

Access to hide via 400 m of way-marked access across farmland. Cattle may be present
One kissing gates, two stiles and duckboard
Natural and uneven ground - sometimes broken, wet and muddy. Inaccessible to vehicles
No seating other than a picnic bench.

  • Registered assistance and other dogs under close control welcome.
  • This nature reserve is important for wildlife. RSPB Scotland welcomes responsible access, in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
  • We would ask that you keep your dog under close control, preferably on a short 

    lead, so as not to disturb wildlife and livestock that may be present. This is particularly important during the breeding bird season of 01 April – 15 August.