1st - 7th April 2017
Welcome to our dedicated Walk Scilly page – where you’ll find everything you need to know to have a fantastic week on the islands, with expert walking guides leading the way.
This April, we’ve got some 26 walks from which to choose across all five inhabited islands and three of the uninhabited islands. Each day from the 1st to 7th April, you can choose from four or five whole and half day walks, and we’ve set the programme to make sure you can visit a different island a day, so you won’t miss out on getting to see the whole archipelago if that’s your aim! To register your interest and be notified when tickets are on sale, use the Sign Up Form at the bottom of the page.
There’s a host of options from which to choose… wild food foraging with celebrated author, cook and ecologist Rachel Lambert; Mediterranean strolls with the gardeners at Tresco Abbey Garden, and wildlife walks with leading ornithologist and naturalist, Will Wagstaff. Wander the back bone of St. Martin’s up to the famous Daymark; beachcomb for flotsam and jetsam; or learn more about England’s smallest dairy farm with a guided walk and tour with resident islander and owner of Troytown Farm on St. Agnes. There’s a ghoulish ghost walk on St. Mary’s, a sunset walk to the award-winning Juliet’s Restaurant & Bar, a Seven Peaks walk on Bryher, and historical walks to the uninhabited islands of Samson and St. Helen’s, and much more.
New for 2017 is a trip to the Eastern Isles by boat, landing on the tiny island of Nornour, which from the Bronze and Iron Ages until Roman times enjoyed a long period of habitation. Excavations in the 1960s unearthed evidence of hut circles, and numerous Roman finds including more than 300 brooches. This fascinating combined boat trip to enjoy the extensive wildlife of the Eastern Isles with local seabirder and photographer Joe Pender and walk on Nour Nour with resident archaeologist and guide Dr Katharine Sawyer is takes place in the afternoon of Monday 3rd April.
Half day and evening walks are generally £8.50 pp (plus boat fares, if required), and whole day walks are £14.50. (There are some exceptions.)
Once again this year, there’ll be a complimentary Welcome Party with shanty singing at the Mermaid Inn for all walkers and guides, with further evening entertainment throughout the week brought to you in the form of live classical music with Duo Prospero, an Acoustic Folk Night, an evening at the Museum, and evening lectures.
Enjoy a 10% travel discount for Walk Scilly with Isles of Scilly Travel between Thursday 30th March and Monday 10th April (inclusive) using the code WALK17. Call 01736 334220 to book.
The programme will be revealed on Monday 16th January, when tickets go on sale… Be the first to receive the programme and book your walks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01720 424036.