The third edition of this popular guide to walking on the Scilly Isles at the south-western edge of Britain, including 11 day walks and 4 boat trips, perfect for a fortnight away from it all. With their mild climate and relaxing atmosphere, the Isles make an ideal destination for a retreat, with stunning scenery, rich bird life and myriad wildflowers. Basking in sunshine, rising green and pleasant from the blue Atlantic Ocean, fringed by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, they reveal their charms to those who walk the headlands, sail from island to island and take time to observe the sights, sounds and scents of the landscape. All routes are illustrated with OS mapping and contain lots of background information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands. There is also practical information on public transport services and accommodation.
Contents; Introduction; Location; Geology; Ancient History; Later History; Recent History; Getting to the Isles of Scilly; Getting around the Isles of Scilly; Boat Trips; Tourist Information and Accommodation; Maps of the Isles of Scilly; The Walks; Guided Walks; Island Flowers; Island Birds; Island Animals; Marine Park Wildlife; Fishing; Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust; The Duchy of Cornwall; The Plan of this Guide; Safety Matters; Walk 1: Hugh Town Trail; Walk 2: The Garrison Wall; Walk 3: St Marys Coast; Walk 4: St Marys Nature Trails; Walk 5: The Gugh; Walk 6: St Agnes; Boat Trip 1: Annet and the Western Rocks; Walk 7: Samson; Walk 8: Bryher; Boat Trip 2: The Norrard Rocks; Walk 9: Tresco; Walk 10: Tresco Abbey Garden; Boat Trip 3: St Helens and Ten; Walk 11: St Martins; Boat Trip 4: The Eastern Isles
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with a score and more books to his name, as well as a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as producing materials for tourism groups and other organisations. He lives on the fringe of the Lake District, and has walked, and written about walking, in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.