Archaeological and Historical Guided Walks and Boat Trips in the Isles of Scilly

Scilly Walks - Bronze Age entrance grave on Samson

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Scilly Walks was established in 2000 and offers guided walks and boat trips to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands 28 miles off Land's End, Cornwall, England.

It is run by Katharine Sawyer, a qualified archaeologist who has lived on St Mary's, the largest of the islands, since 1999.

The islands are famous for their friendliness and tranquillity, their flowers and birds, their white sandy beaches and clear turquoise seas - and their ancient sites and historic monuments.

Between April and October 2024, I  will be leading guided walks and boat trips to visit the archaeological and historical sites on many of the islands, including several of the uninhabited ones.

I will also be guiding two five-night holidays based at the Star Castle Hotel on St Mary's.

There are currently no plans for slideshows in 2024.

Scilly Walks Cromwell's Castle on Tresco
Scilly Walks - Old Man of Gugh standing stone
Scilly Walks - Roman altar on Tresco
Scilly Walks - Early medieval chapel on St Helen’s