Gugh, United Kingdom
- Location: Isles of Scilly
- Size: 148 hectares (combined with St Agnes)
- Terrain: grass and rock paths
- Access: crossing the tidal sand-bar from St Agnes
- Height gain: 194 metres
- Map: OS Explorer 101
- Starting point: Gugh side of The Bar – the sand bar that connects it to St Agnes
no facilities on Gugh but all available on St Agnes
- Island Summary:
Gugh is often referred to as part of St Agnes – to which it is joined via an idyllic sandbar when the water is low. When The Bar, as this tombola is known, is covered at high tide though Gugh reclaims its island status and feels much wilder than its neighbour. With the right tides and if you can drag yourself away from chilling out on the sand this short walk around the rugged, heather covered Gugh can be combined with a circumnavigation of St Agnes in a day. Don’t rush though, taking time out on the blissful Dropnose Porth and discovering the Old Man of Gugh standing stone and the ancient Obadiah’s Barrow is well worth the extra time.
- Look out for:
- Ancient Ruins
- Route description:
a short climb up to Kittern Hill then following easy grassy paths on the outer edge of the island
- Getting there:
boat from St Mary’s to St Agnes, then cross the tidal sandbar
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