Huxter Click Mills

Shetland Mainland | Sandness | Historic buildings | ★★

[One of the mills, Papa Stour in the distance]

Go as far west on Shetland's Mainland as you possibly can by road, then continue on foot beyond the farm buildings at Huxter, and you'll soon arrive at the Burn of Scammidale. The stream carves a pretty course through grassy knolls with views to Papa Stour's cliffs from the secluded beach just below. But most people will visit for the trio of horizontal water mills lining the burn constructed in Norse times. They're not quite as well kept as Dounby Click Mill on Orkney, but the setting is better.

[Mill wheel]

Location & info

📌 Huxter Click Mills ★★
Near minor road end 1 mi west of Sandness, Shetland Mainland, G.R.: HU 173572 ///
❌ No public transport within 1 mi | 🚗 Car park at road end, G.R.: HU 175572 ///
Always open | Free

💬 From the car park it's a 5-min walk to the mills. Pass through the gate and follow signs / marker posts west across grassy fields.

[View east from the car park at Huxter]


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