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February 13, 2020

It has been a mild winter so far in Shetland but the last few days have seen a light dusting of snow.

There is a lovely wintry feel to the landscape, Shetland native sheep and ponies are used well used to these conditions and are happy to be outside whatever the weather

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January 29, 2020

Today is Lerwick #Uphellyaa, a huge fire festival celebrating the end of winter and the light returning. With Vikings, all night parties and 1000 flaming torches, it is an incredible experience! and we have accommodation in the Bridge End Outdoor Centre for Up Helly Aa...

October 28, 2019

The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is open throughout the autumn and winter.

We are taking bookings for individuals and groups for £16pppn (minimum charge applies when booking exclusive use of the centre)

The centre is also available for day and evening hire for events, works...

March 4, 2019

The first signs of spring have started to appear in Shetland.  The nights are getting longer, there are buds on the trees and the daffodils have started to bloom. 

Spring is a special time in Shetland. Many rare species of bird stop here as part of the spring bird...

February 8, 2019

The AGM for the Bridge End Outdoor Centre will be on Sunday 10th March. All Welcome! 

February 1, 2019

Shetland has many community fire festivals in the winter months.  The most famous is the Lerwick Up Helly Aa which takes place on the last Tuesday of January. Over a thousand guisers with torches march through the streets of Lerwick.  At the culmination of this parade...

June 23, 2018

The Bridge End Outdoor Centre is a charity that provides budget accommodation for people wanting to explore Shetland.

It costs only £14 per person per night to stay in the centre.

Larger groups can book exclusive use of the centre (there is a minimum cost of £140 per nig...

June 3, 2018

 Shetland has been having some beautiful summer weather these last few weeks.

Wildflowers have started to fill the roadsides, the islands are bustling with seabirds and the sea is the most amazing shade of blue.  At this time of year, there is practically no darkness an...

May 21, 2018

We still have some summer availability at the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.

Beds in the centre in the centre for £14 pppn. Rooms  for small groups available or larger groups up to 26 persons.

The centre has fully eqiuipped kitchen and a seating area. 

We have facilities for...

April 18, 2018

Shetland is a beautiful place to come for a walking holiday.  We have around 900 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs teeming for seabirds. Otters and whales are regularly spotted in summer so there can be adventure around every corner! Inland, the...

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