Walk Scilly 2018 Racks Up Over £200,000 For Local Economy

  Walkers heading round St Mary's at sunset. Image courtesy of Islands' Partnership. 

Walkers heading round St Mary's at sunset. Image courtesy of Islands' Partnership. 

It's been announced that the total economic value of Walk Scilly 2018 was a staggering £218,000.

The data follows some detailed analysis of the annual walking festival on Scilly from Islands' Partnership.

This was Walk Scilly's biggest ever event with £50,000 directly attributable to the walking festival. This year's festival took place between the 4th and 14th April. 

  Image courtesy of Islands' Partnership. 

Image courtesy of Islands' Partnership. 

Walk Scilly 2018 featured 40 walks over the 11 days and 9 islands. 315 walkers (including some children) took part, compared with 200 last year, and 725 tickets were sold (compared with 641 last year). 

Carolyn Garman from Islands' Partnership said: "Despite the cold and windy weather playing its part during this year's programme, which led to a couple of walks having to be cancelled, we believe the increase in sales and walkers was in part due to the extended programme which enabled visitors across two weeks of bookings to take part. 

The walking festival also fell within the Easter holidays, enabling us to create a very versatile and varied programme."

The full Walk Scilly 2018 Evaluation Report is now available.

Will was joined on the phone by Carolyn Garman from Islands' Partnership to talk about Walk Scilly 2018 and recent research which has been released.