Esha Ness

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Esha Ness is a peninsula in Northmavine on the island of Mainland, Shetland, Scotland. It is located to the northwest of St Magnus Bay.

Calder's Geo is a large geo that cuts into the western cliffs of Esha Ness. To the north of the geo is sea cave that has been measured at more than one and a half times the size of "Frozen Deep" - a chamber in Reservoir Hole under Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, potentially making it the largest natural chamber in Britain.[1]

Esha Ness Lighthouse just south of Calder's Geo was designed by David Alan Stevenson and commissioned in 1929.[2] The power of the Atlantic Ocean storms is displayed at Grind o Da Navir, a large amphitheatre just north of the Eshaness light that opens out through a breach in the cliffs. Here, the waves have thrown rocks of up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) high over 15 metres (49 ft) above the sea.[3]

There are various islands offshore from Esha Ness including Dore Holm and Isle of Stenness.


  1. ^ "Esha Ness sea cave is 'largest in Britain'". BBC News. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Eshaness". Northern Lighthouse Board. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ “Grind o' Da Navir,”. Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

Coordinates: 60°29′N 1°35′W / 60.49°N 1.59°W / 60.49; -1.59