Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday
by Ferry
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

There has been unprecedented demand for the Isles of Scilly walking holday, and so the only availability for 2021 is staying at the Star Castle Hotel.  Please select this upgrade when making the booking.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Based on St Marys with day trips to St Martins, Tresco, St Agnes, Bryher and Gugh.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Isles of Scilly walking holiday map letsgowalking

Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday
on The UK’s Isles Of Scilly off the Cornish Coast

Visit St Mary’s, St Martin’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes and Gugh with 2 nights in Penzance Cornwall

This holiday includes return ferry from
Penzance to The Isles of Scilly

 This self guided Cornish Isles of Scilly walking holiday in the UK on The Isles of Scilly makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Isles of Scilly walking tour includes the highlights of all the main islands, with a chance to explore the unique flora and fauna of The Isles of Scilly.

The Isles of Scilly walking holiday is an easy walking tour and takes in boat trips to St Martin’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes, Gugh, as well as an option to view some of the UK’s most stunning coastline from the sea. The islands are steeped in history and this walking holiday incorporates many of the most important sites. The Abbey Gardens on Tresco are some of the most famous in Cornwall and one of the jewels of The Isles of Scilly.

You can combine this Isles of Scilly walking holiday with a walking holiday in Cornwall on the South West Coast Path.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK on the Isles of Scilly operates between March and October.
Between March and June, and Sept to October there are no ferries or planes to or from the Isles of Scilly on Sundays, therefore you can start any day of the week except Saturday and Monday. Between July and August there are ferries and planes on Sundays and so you can start your holiday any day of the week

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:

7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
15 miles
Min/max daily distance:
5 miles
Average Daily distance:
4 miles
Grading:
easy
Features:
beaches, boats, gardens, wildlife
This route connects with:
South West Coast Path

This itinerary includes return ferry from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly.

 Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday
in Cornwall , England by Ferry
via Penzance
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive  Penzance, Cornwall

To start your Isles of Scilly walking holiday you make your own to Penzance in Cornwall. We can assist with air, coach or train transfers. Many of our guests have used this journey as an opportunity to travel the world famous railway journey to Penzance via Exeter and the coast of the English Riviera, possibly one of the finest rail journeys in England. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on The Isles of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Penzance
Enjoy the area and maybe spend some time on the beach or visit St Michael’s Mount Castle and Gardens one of Cornwall’s historic buildings

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Travel by ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly

The holiday includes the most popular way to reach the Isles of Scilly aboard the ship The Scillonian 3, a voyage of approx 2 hours 40 mins, which is included in the price of your holiday. The ship cruises along the Cornish coast passing Mousehole, Porthcurno and Land’s End. During the cruise dolphins, whales, cormorants and diving gannets are a common sight. Upon arrival on St Mary’s you check into the accommodation where you will stay for the duration of your walking tour of The Isles of Scilly.

Day 3: Day exploring St Mary’s
This itinerary is only a suggestion. You can choose which days to do each of the walks. Today’s walk is spilt into two parts both approximately 2 ½ hours long enabling time for a leisurely lunch in one of the pubs and restaurants in Hugh Town. The Garrison walk is approx 2 miles and takes in the east of St Mary’s, an area known as Hugh. The area is steeped in history with The Star Castle forming the highlight dating back to Elizabethan times. The walk on the west side of the island is a bird watcher’s haven, with sandy beaches, sea cliffs and marshland. The coastal walking is easy and extremely rewarding with pretty bays, fields of daffodils and exotic plants.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Day exploring St Martin’s
Today’s walk starts with a short boat trip to the Island of St Martin’s, known for its long sandy beaches and excellent for swimming. The island has many Bronze age sites and Atlantic grey seals are a common sight sunbathing on the fine beaches. The Daymarker tower, painted red and white built in the 17th century is an aid to navigation and is a famous landmark. Before returning by boat to St Mary’s the Anglican church is worth a visit.

Day 5: Day visiting Tresco and The Abbey Gardens
Today’s walk starts with a short boat trip to the Island of Tresco. The Island of Tresco has much to offer the walker: a ruined Abbey dating back to the 12th century, and one of the finest sub tropical gardens in England. Plants grown on Tresco are very rare in the rest of the UK because of the mild climate on The Isles of Scilly. You return by boat to St Mary’s for your overnight stay.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Day visiting Bryher, St Agnes and Gugh
Today’s walk starts with a short boat trip to the Islands of Bryher. The Island of Bryher is small but has a lot to offer with some of the best views on any of the islands, sandy beaches, great wildlife and nice places to eat. After lunch take the boat back to St Mary’s and catch the boat to St Agnes. St Agnes has many Bronze Age remains and a pool said to have been made by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. The smaller island of Gugh is reached by a sand bar. Both of these islands are a haven for birdlife. You return by boat to St Mary’s for your overnight stay.

Optional Days: extra days in the Isles of Scilly
Enjoy the area and maybe spend some time on the beach or just relaxing.

Day 7: Travel by ferry from St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly to Penzance

You can return to Penzance by the ferry this provides a relaxing cruise with great views of The Isles of Scilly and the Cornish coast.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Penzance
Enjoy the area and maybe spend some time on the beach or visit St Michael’s Mount Castle and Gardens one of Cornwall’s historic buildings.

Day 8: Leave after breakfast.
At the end of your UK walking holiday you depart after breakfast or extend your holiday and spend some time exploring. We can transfer you to station or airport.

 Isle of Scilly Walking Holiday
by Ferry
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights B&B accommodation
including return ferry Penzance/St Marys
5 nights Isles of Scilly, 2 nights Penzance

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Penzance, Cornwall
Optional Day/s: extra day/s in the Penzance
Day 2: Ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly
Day 3: Day exploring St Mary’s Isles of Scilly
Day 4: Ferry to and from St Martin’s day exploring St Martin’s Isles of Scilly
Day 5: Ferry to and from Tresco day exploring Tresco and The Abbey Gardens Isles of Scilly
Day 6: Ferry to and from Bryher, St Agnes and Gugh day exploring the smaller islands of the Isles of Scilly
Optional Day/s: extra day/s in the Isles of Scilly
Day 7: Ferry from St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly to Penzance
Optional Day/s: extra day/s in the Penzance

Day 8: Depart after breakfast

£707pp
dbl/twin

£910pp
single/occ

£910pp
solo traveller

Holidays commencing between
1st March 2021 and 30th June 2021

Holidays commencing between
1st July 2021 and 5th Sept 2021

Holidays commencing between
6th Sept 2021 and 30th Sept 2021

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person per night

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Penzance
Yacht Inn

double/twin
£24.50

single
£55.00

You may be staying in Penzance more than one night on your itinerary, therefore the price of upgrade is the per night price.

St Mary’s Isles Of Scilly
Star Castle Hotel

double/twin
£159

single
please ask

You will staying in St Mary’s more than one night on your itinerary, therefore the price of upgrade is the per night price.

What’s included
in your UK Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday

  • accommodation at a high quality guest house, inn or small hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • return transfer on Scillonian III from Penzance (when selected the ferry option)
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • Ordnance Survey map of Scilly Isles
  • Guide book for The Isles of Scilly

 

Optional Extras
on your UK Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
on your UK Isles of Scilly Walking Holiday

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • the cost of inter-island boat trips. You choose the days for these and they can be booked on the day
  • air travel to and from the Isles of Scilly

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays, and additional accommodation arising out of ferry or flight cancellations.

Should ferries or flights included within your holiday itinerary be cancelled or delayed Let’s Go Biking Ltd will endeavour to arrange alternative accommodation which may be subject to additional charges.
We will also assist with arranging onward land transfers (where appropriate) as we deem required to enable you to continue your holiday as originally scheduled.

This is in addition to our existing booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Isle of Scilly Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Newquay, Exeter, Bristol, or Isles of Scilly
  • By Car to Penzance where parking is available
  • By Train to Penzance
  • By Bus/Coach to Penzance

Based on St Marys with day trips to St Martins, Tresco, St Agnes, Bryher and Gugh.

Isles of Scilly walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

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This is one of our categories of walking holidays.

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