April Walk Scilly tickets now on sale
Tickets for April's Walk Scilly festival are now on sale.
The 10-day event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd - Friday 12th April, features 40 guided walks and boat trips across nine islands.
There will be "coast to coast hikes, top to toe trails, sensory strolls, farm walks, dark skies and foraging forays, plus Easter fun for the family, uninhabited adventures and wildlife explorations".
The Islands' Partnership said: "This spring-time festival is now very well established in our annual calendar of events and festivals on the Isles of Scilly. We hope you feel inspired by the programme to come and visit our very special islands at this wonderful 'awakening' time of year.
"All [our walks] are led by the very best of expert guides and local islanders to really bring the treasures and hidden gems of Scilly to life.The walks are graded for all abilities – some full-day energetic coast to coast hikes; others gentle strolls to ease your way into Scillonian life and island culture. Some focus on wildlife, some look at the islands’ rich cultural and maritime history. Others are simply just great walks. All of them enable you to ask the guides about what it’s like to live on this tiny archipelago out in the Atlantic Ocean."
Highlights of the festival include dark skies walks featuring the brand new observatory on St. Martin’s, a special walk to Shipman Head on Bryher to hear about Scilly’s amazing Seabird Heritage, and "pacey" circumnavigation walks around St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s.
Other walks include Tresco Abbey Garden, an aural walk of St. Agnes, a Sunday morning children’s Easter walk, egg hunt and picnic, and an opportunity to head off on a night walk and turn bat detective.
The festival's evening programme features a welcome party at On the Quay, acoustic folk nights at the Atlantic, a film night, presentations about Scilly’s archaeology and wildlife, and a musical concert in the candlelit Old Town Church. Meanwhile, the Isles of Scilly Museum is offering discounted entry to all Walk Scilly goers.
To book, call the Islands' Partnership on 01720 620601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will call you back.