Friday, February 17, 2012

Scilly Islands on foot - Walk Scilly

Now in its sixth year, the UK's most south westerly walking festival – Walk Scilly – takes place across the islands between March 31 and April 7.

The perfect way to explore these wonderful islands and find out more about their rich history, diversity and wealth of flora and fauna, the festival has retained some of its favourite walks and added new ones, along with a range of evening entertainment.

Throughout the week there are dozens of organised walks ranging from the easygoing to the strenuous taking in various aspects of the islands' individual character. Alongside the walks, there are talks, museum open evenings, cookery demos and live music.

Walks cover a range of themes, lengths and difficulty from the less strenuous which introduce visitors to the formation and structure of the landscape of the islands to a walk across the sand flats between Tresco, Samson and Bryher giving you a chance to investigate the marine life that the low tide reveals.

You can stroll across Chapel Down with its prehistoric and mediaeval remains, observe the sky at night free from light and industrial pollution on a stargazing evening and improve your photo-taking skills on an organised photo shoot capturing the islands' natural beauty.

As in 2011 the 2012 festival will also offer visitors a range of roam-alone routes recommended by leading walkers.

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