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Funzie, Fetlar Shetland

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Loch of Funzie.
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Loch of Funzie.

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Site Details

The 'Myres of Funzie' is a small and quite lush area of myre with a sequence of small deep pools; the site is one of several RSPB reserves on the island. Leading to the viewing hide there is a stand of willows planted along a built-up bund to allow visitors to come and go from the hide out of sight of breeding birds. The Loch of Funzie is situated just behind the myres and is joined by a small flowing stream along which the path to the hide follows from the road.

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Directions

Once on Fetlar, follow the main road all the way to the east side of the island to the Loch of Funzie. Here, just on the right before the loch, you will find the parking area and information panels. From here continue on foot along the road, which follows the north shore of the loch, to the cattle grid. To the right of the cattle-grid climb a stile then follow a sequence of painted-white rocks which lead you to a second stile and the gate of the viewing hide (300-400 yards from the road).

Access

Two easy-to-climb stiles will lead you to the hide, but generally unsuitable for wheel/pushchairs.

Parking

Ample

Opening Times

Any reasonable time

Facilities

Hide

Key Areas / Routes

There is a hide overlooking the myres, and a stand of willows that can provide much-sought after shelter for tired migrants. Also adjacent fields can often host flocks of Golden Plover, especially in autumn.

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