Walk Scilly This Spring!

The annual Walk Scilly Week has become a bit of an institution in the Isles of Scilly. From 15 – 21 April, nature lovers, ramblers, and hikers of every ilk are invited to experience the natural beauty of the five inhabited islands – Tresco, St Mary’s, Bryher, St Agnes and our very own St Martin’s.

Spring is arguably the most magical season here, as the islands awake from their Winter slumber. And by mid-April, it’s in full swing – the fragrant gorse bushes are flowering and a flotilla of interesting birds appears, including fulmars, willow warblers, sand terns and swallows. April also marks the beginning of the puffin spotting season – the Isles are among only a handful of locations in the UK where you can see these enchanting seabirds, with their distinctive black and white plumage and their bright orange beaks. 

Walk Scilly
Wildlife Walk with a Wildlife Trust Ranger

Over the course of the week, local experts will lead a series of fascinating guided walks on all of the islands, with a wide range of options to cater for all abilities. You’ll learn all about the unique ecology of the islands as well as their storied histories – did you know for instance that the Isles of Scilly are thought to have once been just one island – called Ennor in old Cornish, which means Great Island? Or that there are more than 500 registered shipwrecks around the islands?

This year’s programme hasn’t been finalised yet – but we highly recommend booking your Isles of Scilly holiday at Karma St. Martin’s during at least part of the week – it’s a great way to enhance what is already one of our favourite destinations on the planet 😊 

The full programme will be published soon – so watch this space!

Download the programme as PDF

Lighthouse Walk
St. Martin’s Vineyard Tour

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