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St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK

About Us

Hi I’m Lisa. Welcome to Islandeering I’m an islandeer, author and marine conservationist and passionate about sharing what I have learnt from my travels around the islands of the British Isles to help you find an adventure. I started the project 12 years ago after I had one of those light bulb moments and realised the pure magic that islands held for me. After meeting so many people on their island travels who shared my passion and told me that I must share my experiences so that others could do the same I set up Islandeering.com, where we are passionate about promoting responsible travel to our great British islands.
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Distance: 16 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Method: Walking
Wow Factor: 8 out of 10

Key Facts

  • Location: Scilly Isles
  • Size: 237 hectares
  • Terrain: Easy to follow coastal path; mixed grass, sand, rock
  • Access: Scillonian III; plane
  • Height gain: 497 metres
  • Map: OS Explorer 101
  • Starting point: Hugh Town Quay
  • Accommodation/food:

    Accommodation on St Mary’s – there is plenty in Hugh Town. Outside of Hugh Town, close to the coastal path,  refreshments can be found at Juliet’s Garden, Porthloo; Old Town; Porth Cressa Beach; and near Pelistry Bay

  • Island Summary: