No, I don't really understand the whole Marilyn thing (Munros, yes, Corbetts, sort of) either, but Dave Hewitt of Angry Corrie fame has written a great piece for the next Shetland Life explaining all, and we needed some pictures.
I parked the car at our old house, which nestles into the slope down to Ronas Voe, and began climbing. The first 15 minutes is brutal, but after that you reach a boggy plateau and only have to cope with a gradual rise to the trig point at the top. And it was worth it. The sun came out, illuminating the splendid trout lochs up on the hill that barely anyone ever fishes: The Mill Lochs of Stovabreck ( you can still see the ancient mills) Crookna Water, Gluss Water and others. There's an unexcavated tomb, covered in massive slabs, right next to the trig point, and the views over Ronas Voe to that other Marilyn, and Shetland's highest point, Ronas Hill, were spectacular.
|From one Marilyn to another: Ronas Hill from the White Grunafirth|
|Looking towards Eshaness and the Dore Holm|