Walking

Explore the islands on foot

If walking is your passion, there's no better place to indulge than Scilly. There are more than 30 miles of nature trails and walks on St. Mary’s alone, while Tresco, St. Martin’s, Bryher and St. Agnes (together known as the off islands) as well as some of the uninhabited ones all offer fantastic opportunities to walk their length and breadth. And there are plenty of inviting pit stops never too far away (on the inhabited islands at least!) so that you can enjoy a coffee, leisurely lunch, cream tea, or all three as you go on your way.

If you're looking for something specific, or walks with added interests such as birdwatching or wildlife, there are nature reserves on St. Mary’s and Tresco. Or take a guided tour with one of our resident ornithologists, archaeologists or naturalists who provide invaluable insights into our history, heritage and wildlife.

Scilly St Agnes rugged path walker

Why Scilly is such a paradise for walkers

Mark Sutcliff, editor of Country Walking Magazine, tell us why the isles of Scilly make the perfect destination for a walking holiday

Will Wagstaff 1

Island Wildlife Tours

St. Mary's

Discover the natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly with Will Wagstaff, resident ornithologist and naturalist.  Watch the passage of migrant birds; learn about the interesting local history and beautiful flora and fauna as you take a relaxed walk along the Islands' coasts and trails. Will visits each of the inhabited islands weekly, weather and tides permitting.

Samson burial chamber

Scilly Walks

St. Mary's

Scilly Walks is run by Dr Katharine Sawyer and offers guided walks, boat trips and slide shows to introduce you to 8000 years of archaeology and history in the Isles of Scilly. There are full day and half day visits to all the inhabited and several of the uninhabited islands.