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Thursday 10th to Monday 14th October 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

We're delighted to reveal the programme for this year's Walk Scilly Autumn Weekend and declare that tickets are now on sale. 

You can browse the full programme here.

New for this year, you'll be able to explore St Martin’s through the eyes of novelist and nature writer, Wyl Menmuir, whose Walking Story, Images I did not capture with my camera, takes place across the island. Combining a guided walk following in the footsteps of the story, with readings and short writing exercises, you’ll leave with plenty of ideas of your own and a new appreciation of this gem of an island.

Elsewhere, alongside the popular "Through the Eyes of an Islander" and "Top to Toe" walks will be guided walks to no less than four uninhabited islands (Samson, Nornour, St Helen's and Tean), wildlife walks to spot migrating birds and bats, a coastal romp of St Mary's and a stroll through the Abbey Garden on Tresco.

All walks are led by the very best of expert guides and local islanders to really bring the treasures and hidden gems of Scilly to life. There will also be a full evening programme of activities - including the Welcome to Walk Scilly party, lectures and  music.

You can book your Walk Scilly tickets by calling 01720 620601 or emailing events@visitislesofscilly.com and requesting a call back.  

Isles of Scilly Travel is also offering a 10% discount on travel during Walk Scilly from Lands End and Penzance. You'll need to call them on 01736 334220 and quote WALK19.

 

PLEASE NOTE: DATES FOR WALK SCILLY 2020 are 1st - 10th April... and the programme will be release in the new year. 

WALKING GRADES:

EASY - Easy stroll on road and path, generally level walking, no hills.
MODERATE - Fairly easy walk on paths but some will be uneven and narrow. There will also be some inclines; or some walking on beaches.
HARD - Fairly strenuous, several inclines/some hills and uneven, narrow paths (or when there is a beach landing off a boat); walking at a slightly faster pace.

We estimate that most of the all-day walks (roughly 10.30am – 4.30pm with a lunch stop) are probably in the region of 5 or 6 miles.  Half-day walks will be around 2.5 – 3 miles. 

If you have particular mobility issues, please contact the Visit Isles of Scilly events team or the Tourist Information Centre and they will be happy to advise further.

TO BOOK YOUR WALKS:

Email events@visitislesofscilly.com and we will call you back. 

All tickets must be paid for at time of booking (by card) and no refunds will be given unless the walk is cancelled for any reason.

Your Walk Scilly Welcome Pack including tickets will be ready for collection from the Tourist Information Centre when you arrive on Scilly, or at your accommodation if you are staying off-island.

Lunch/refreshments are not included in the price of walks, unless stated otherwise. Walkers are welcome to bring along their own snacks and pack lunches, and we recommend everyone carries water.

Programme booklets are being printed and will be available soon.

Boating to off-islands and off island boating

Please note that for off-island walks, boats leave St. Mary’s Quay promptly at 10am or 10.15am in the mornings. We advise you to be on the quay by 9.45am. Sorry, but we cannot take responsibility if you miss your walk due to missing your boat to an off-island. You can check boat times by calling into the TIC or following St. Mary’s Boatmen’s Association on Twitter @scillyboating

For anyone staying on Tresco, St. Martin’s, St Agnes and Bryher who wishes to attend any Walk Scilly walk on any of the islands, Tresco Boats, St Agnes Boating and St. Mary’s Boating will provide a boating service. (The exception may be the evening walks – please enquire at the time of booking.)  Costs may vary. 

Tresco Boats (for Tresco & Bryher): Tel 01720 423373
St Mary's Boatmen's Association (for St Mary's and St Martin's): Tel 01720 423999
St. Agnes Boating (for St Agnes): 07990 742982

WALK SCILLY SUPPORTERS

We’re delighted to be supported by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, On the Quay, Isles of Scilly Travel and the St. Mary’s Boatman’s Association.

Isles of Scilly Wildlife TrustScilly’s only local independent conservation charity, is supporting Walk Scilly through a series of guided walks and by protecting Scilly’s pristine natural environment as well as keeping the permissive paths so pristine for us all to enjoy!

Isles of Scilly Travelis offering a 10% discount on travelthroughout Walk Scilly, on both Scillonian III and on Skybus flights from Land’s End.  You must call to book – 01736 334220 and quote WLK2019.  Valid for travel between 7th and 16thOctober 2019.

St. Mary’s Boatmen’s Associationis offering discounted boating ticketswhen purchased in advance at the same time as walking tickets. (They also provide excellent discounts for “Books of 10” tickets.)

BIRDS ON SCILLY – BREEDING SEASON
A word from the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust:

Scilly is regionally, nationally and in some cases internationally important for breeding sea and coastal birds;  from Manx shearwater to Storm petrel, Puffin to the Lesser black-backed gull; many return to their breeding grounds on our Islands year after year.  As a result of this, and to give our sea and coastal birds the best possible chance of rearing young, a number of our uninhabited Islands are closed all year around and others, both uninhabited and inhabited, have areas of restricted access during breeding season (between April and September).  Please respect these restrictions, and if you are walking a dog near these areas please ensure that you keep it under control.  For more details (including a map & signs to look out for) please refer to the “Birds of Scilly” leaflet which is included in your Welcome to Walk Scilly pack.

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