Now in its sixth year, the UK's most South Westerly walking festival - Walk Scilly - takes place across the Islands between March 31st and April 6th.
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 easy going 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 star gazing 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.
One of Walk Scilly's sponsors - St Mary's Hall Hotel - is running a Walk Scilly promotion giving guests the opportunity to visit for 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights at the hotel which includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, return flights from Lands End*, a ticket to the opening gala buffet, and inclusion in one of the organised walks.
For those who feel weary after a day walking across the Islands, the hotel also has its own Revive treatment room providing a range of health and beauty treatments.
Prices start from £401 per person for a 3-night stay in this beautifully refurbished townhouse a few minutes walk from the harbour.
For more information call St Mary's Hall Hotel visit www.stmaryshallhotel.co.uk.
For full details on Walk Scilly events and a full itinerary visit www.walkscilly.co.uk
|Start date||Saturday, 31 March, 2012 09:00 AM|
|End date||Thursday, 05 April, 2012 06:00 PM|
|Address||Holgates Green and various meeting points|
|Place||St Mary's, Tresco|