Dore Holm

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OS Name: Dore Holm
Shetland Name: Dore Holm
Dore Holm Map.jpg
UK Grid Reference: HU219763
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Population: None
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Ferry Services: none
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Dore Holm is a small but solidly-built islet off the south coast of Eshaness, in the west of Mainland, Shetland. It is notable for having one of the finest natural arches in Shetland, giving dramatic views from the coast between Tangwick and Stenness. The holm is a notable scenic feature for those making their way to the cliff walks and sea views at Eshaness. The characteristic and highly unusual shape of the arch has been compared to a horse drinking deeply from the water.

The name appears to be derived from 'door', the word 'holm' being of Scandinavian origin and meaning a small island. The islet is 36m high at its highest point.

Dore Holm
A view out towards Dore Holm.
Picture by Shetlopedian Gazb


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