Tresco, Isles of Scilly... thirty miles south-west of Land's End

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Welcome to Walkingworld's first walk on Tresco!

Thirty miles from Land's End and just a couple of miles from the island of St Mary's, this walk is set on Tresco. Like all the other islands which make up the Isles of Scilly, this is a place full of beauty and intrigue in equal measure.

It is also one of the shortest walks on the whole of Walkingworld. If you are fortunate enough to visit the Isles of Scilly (never the Scilly Isles) then there are plenty of very long walks you can do despite the relatively small breadth and length of each island. But this walk has been chosen because it takes you away from the coast and off the beaten track. And with the fabulous views, the slower pace that these islands demand and a couple of suggested diversions, you could easily absorb two hours or more of your time.

Tresco is the second largest of the five inhabited islands and the largest of the so-called 'off islands'. However, the permanent population numbers fewer than 200. Tresco is small in geographic terms as well as population. It just measures 1.15 square miles but it packs a lot into that small area, including the remains of castles and gun towers from the 16th and 17th Centuries and the world-famous Abbey Gardens, where plants prosper which cannot grow anywhere else in the UK.

The walk itself takes in the only pub on the island in New Grimsby and a beautifully situated cafe-restaurant-bar on the other side of the island in Old Grimsby. It is an easy walk and affords plenty of opportunities to dawdle and take photographs of one of the most beautiful places in the United Kingdom.


England - South West England - Cornwall - Isles of Scilly


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife