Mavis Grind
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barenskiem
London, UK8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK577 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ross H
Stirling, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The North Sea and the Atlantic are only three hundred meters apart here

Used to be a portage site for boats since Viking times
Written May 24, 2019
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Mojomike82
86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Narrowest point between the North Sea and North Atlantic. Not a lot here. Just the info board and truly amazing views! But the views are definitely worth stopping for a quick look!
Written August 10, 2018
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342SteveO
Princes Risborough, UK454 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Oft overlooked, this narrow strip of land as you travel from Brae to Northmavine, straddling St Magnus Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and Ell Wick and the North Sea on the other, is well worth the time to stop.
There are sweeping views from the hills, pictorial and actual collages of the geology of the area, along with cairns on the north shore of Minn to visit.
The isthmus was believed to be used by the Vikings to drag their boats out of the water and across the land, to avoid the treacherous seas around the north of the island.
Written July 30, 2017
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Chris M
Wetherby, UK1,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The Mavis Grind is a narrow (c300m) strip of land that joins two parts of the Shetland mainland. It carries the main road and interestingly it is one of the very few places where the North Sea is on one side of land and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, without linking up. For this reason it is worth visiting when travelling around Shetland. It is suggested that Viking boats were carried across this strip to avoid the longer journey around the coast. There is a large South facing sign erected on rocks above the road, indicating arrival in to the Northmavine Penisnsula area.
Written February 29, 2024
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Shetlander
Shetland Islands, UK320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Nice walk with friends around here on a snowy day. Terrain isn't too difficult and there's plenty of nice views. Recommend this walk.
Written October 23, 2022
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593lynnl
Dorchester, UK37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Wonderful walks, fabulous views, interesting history. Dramatic coastline. Good parking.
Downside is the huge amount of fishing and building rubbish strewn around parts of the walk. Not only unsightly but blocking parts of the paths.
Written July 12, 2022
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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