Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse

Guided walks

The Ranger Service offers a variety of free guided walks to visitors - there is no planned programme during the season, with walks usually organised on request.

Guided walks can be of varying difficulties, from a stroll around the crofts to a yomp around the North of the Isle – there is something to suit everyone! Please let the Ranger know of your walking capabilities and any specific interests, such as birds, cetaceans, wildflowers, geology, archaeology etc when organising a walk, and we will do our best to tailor the walks to your requirements.

Please note that the weather on Fair Isle can be quite unpredictable at times, even in the summer months – sturdy walking boots with good grip and ankle support, waterproof clothing and spare layers are recommended if you are planning to walk on the Isle. In the event of inclement weather when you have a guided walk planned, the Ranger will be in touch with you to discuss alternative plans.