Walk Scilly 2017 Gets Underway A Week Tomorrow

Walk Scilly 2017, the  popular walking festival gets underway in just over a week with seven days of themed walks led by expert guides, taking place from 1st to 7th April.

Now in its 11th year, Walk Scilly has grown to offer 29 walks, more than ever before, including new walks and old favourites such as wildlife discovery tours, food foraging forays, top-to-toe rambles across all five inhabited islands, and a Mediterranean stroll through Tresco Abbey Garden.

New for this year is a rare visit to the tiny uninhabited island of Nornour led by local archaeologist Dr. Katharine Sawyer, as part of a boat trip around the Eastern Isles with seabirder and photographer Joe Pender. Katharine will be telling walkers of the island’s long period of habitation during the Bronze and Iron Ages, and the hut circles that were uncovered in the early 1960s, revealing numerous Roman finds, such as more than 300 brooches from the 1st to 3rd centuries, thought to be offerings of respect to a local cult.

Scilly is a walker’s paradise and Walk Scilly is the very best way of exploring the islands’ spectacular scenery, wildlife and heritage.

Tickets for each walk are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Phone 01720 424036 or email events@visitislesofscilly.com. You can read the full Walk Scilly programme here.

You can listen to Zoe chatting to Carolyn about Walk Scilly 2017 below.