The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago that’s perfect for exploring on foot or by two wheels. Unspoilt, untouched and truly peaceful, you can enjoy the spectacular coastal paths, nature trails and unbeaten tracks all year round.
Walking: Step out on Scilly and you’ll discover truly amazing views whichever way you look, swathes of wonderful flora and fauna, uninhabited islands largely untouched and historic remnants to explore. Plus, myriad birds and sea life, endless empty beaches to stroll, elm woods, nature reserves and rolling Atlantic waves to watch on the exposed western shores.
Guided walking tours tend to originate on St Mary’s but every day there are options to join walks to all the other islands – uninhabited ones too. Choose from general guided walks or ones that specialise in wildlife, archaeology, maritime history and gardens. The Tourist Information Centre has all the details.
Cycling: With cycle-friendly roads, and little traffic to worry about, cycling is a great way to see more of the islands. You can hire bikes of all shapes and sizes on both St Mary’s and Tresco or bring your own on the passenger ferry. Discover unbeaten tracks, nature trails and pathways that’ll take you to unchartered island territory and the most spectacular views.