Mavis Grind

Mavis Grind, Brae: Address, Mavis Grind Reviews: 4/5

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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK767 contributions
Worth a pit stop
Aug 2021
A fascinating place, where the North Sea is on one side of the road and the Atlantic Ocean is on the other - i wouldn't have wanted to be the fishermen etc dragging their boats between the two though! Both sides are pretty and it is fascinating to compare the differences between the two bodies of water.
Written August 13, 2021
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barenskiem
London, UK6 contributions
Mavis Grind experience in the rain.
Oct 2020 • Solo

I went the wrong way and had to be redirected from a local supermarket. As I walked along the road a rainbow appeared over the North Sea...

I could tell it was the North Sea as a little further on, the Atlantic Ocean appeared on the right of the narrow neck of land separating the two waters....known as Mavis Grind.

Apparently the Vikings dragged their long boats from the North Sea to the Atlantic at this point. I would have had more explanation but couldn't open the gate to the signs.

The other interesting sign was 'Welcome to North Mavine' on one of the rock faces straight ahead - proving yet again how friendly Shetlanders are. Instead, I turned back to Brae.

Thanks to the people at the Co-op for pointing me in the right direction!
Written October 22, 2020
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK441 contributions
Cairn to the grind
Sep 2020
Good place to visit. You can park at a largish layby. There are useful information boards to read, showing how people would drag their boats across the narrow strip.
Best of all ,though, is that you're only a short walk from the fantastic Islesburgh chambered cairn. The walk is steep in sections, with great views on offer, but doable.😁 Got the walk from 'walkhighlands' website.
Written September 17, 2020
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greattripsrw
291 contributions
Interesting quick stop
Aug 2019
On the road to other sightseeing, this area should be noted as the narrow road separates the North Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. History tells us that the Vikings carried their boats across this narrow strip as a short cut to get to the other body of water.
Written December 12, 2019
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VacationRoaming
Bedford, MA48 contributions
Interesting quick stop for the views
Aug 2019
Interesting "view point" at which to stop, where one can see from one side of Shetland to the other (and lore has it throw a rock across if you have a good arm).
Written September 29, 2019
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900Georgina
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
A unique spot
Jun 2019
This is a unique spot. On one side of the road is the North Sea and on the other side is the North Atlantic Ocean. It is interesting to compare the colours of the water. Be careful standing on the road, as traffic can suddenly appear from around the bend.
Written August 11, 2019
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John B
Colne, UK329 contributions
A must stop place
Jul 2019 • Friends
We spent quite a lot of time looking at the sea/ocean view. It's nice and interesting because of its uniqueness but there are plenty (hundreds) of more dramatic places in Shetland. It's a must see if you're in the area (and you can't avoid it if travelling north/south!).
Written August 3, 2019
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Ross H
Stirling, UK27 contributions
Lovely views, interesting history.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Not a huge amount to see, but worth a stop when passing through. There is a good information board that gives some of the history.
Written July 29, 2019
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cejone
70 contributions
Not as good as I'd hoped
May 2019 • Solo
Difficult to get the classic photo shot from the publicity. Requires a bit of scrambling to get both voes in the frame at once unless you've got a wide angled lens. There are more spectacular spots on Shetland. And better spots for otter watching.
Written July 5, 2019
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,519 contributions
A natural geological feature with historical significance
Jun 2019 • Couples
A narrow isthmus of land that naturally connects the mainland to the northern tip of the main island. There's a pull in with information board, with views out across the sea and a chance of otters!
Written June 27, 2019
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