Bakka is a remote croft on the west coast of mainland Shetland. I have a small flock of black Shetland sheep which enjoys the mixed coastal grazing. I am careful to undergraze the land to allow the flora and fauna to flourish. A few rare flowers grow at Bakka, in particular the lovely field gentian, and the land is home to many different amber-listed waders. A visit to Bakka would allow you to get very close to my sheep (and lambs in the summer months) and you could look for flowers and enjoy the bird song. I also 'work' the peats and my banks are on top of the hill behind Bakka. You can see the store of dry peats in my shed and learn about the different qualities. And a short walk to the top of the cliffs would yield spectacular views.
In normal times, I would love to see you here at Bakka, and could tailor your visit to suit your needs.
You can make arrangements to view the view the small flock of pure Shetland sheep without viewing the knitwear collections. And depending on the time of year, you might see some uncommon wildflowers blooming and hear and see a good variety of RSPB red and amber listed birds.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the textiles workshop is closed until further notice although I could show you my work either outside or in the large well-aired downstairs part of the shed below the workshop.
Strictly by appointment.
Also, there are excellent coastal walks in both directions, with spectacular scenery, including the popular walk to Deep Dale.
Access is by way of the track to the beach at Dale Voe.
Continue past the beach and up the hill onto the croft.
There is ample parking is at the side of the general purpose shed. Parking only for arranged visits
The number 9 bus comes to Walls from Lerwick, and then there are 6 miles to walk to reach Bakka.