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 or join us for our biannual Walk Scilly events in Spring and Autumn
Our Walk Scilly Long Weekend is now in its fifth year and this year, for the first time, we’re introducing some experiential creative walks led by environmental “walking artists”.
Already, we like to think that Walk Scilly allows visitors to get to the very heart of the islands – and islanders – as they are expertly guided around our remote landscapes, but our new series of sensory walks and workshops will deliver an even greater
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.
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.