WALK SCILLY WEEKEND
chef demos at the Falmouth Oyster Festival since day one and Ken
Symons of the popular Oliver’s in the town.
Other Cornish chefs making the most of local produce are Chris Eden who has been head chef at the Driftwood in Portscatho for the past eight years taking it to three AA Rosettes and winning his first Michelin Star in 2012. Annie Sibert of cookery school My
Fish Kitchen in Mawnan Smith will demonstrate how to fillet and cook fish and Arty Williams of The Cove, Maenporth, will create exciting fish dishes.
Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife
Trust will return to give an update on Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s project, the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.
The programme also includes live music, Cornish food produce, arts and crafts, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars, a Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition and Grand Oyster Draw.
Last year’s event attracted 45.000 visitors who ate 20,000 oysters between them. Explore the magic of Scilly on the cusp of the season when the nights are drawing in and there can be a nip to the fresh sea air. Put your walking boots on and discover a multitude of themed treks with experienced local guides. Feast on locally foraged foods, learn about maritime history, discover the wildlife, flora and fauna of Scilly or experience a beach landing on one the uninhabited islands.
Just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End, the Isles of Scilly offer infinite variety on a remote archipelago a world away from the rest of England. The Walk Scilly events, held twice a year, allow visitors to explore what Scilly has to offer, whether you head for St Mary’s, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher or St Agnes or the once inhabited islets of Samson, Teän or St Helen’s or discover the Eastern Isles or Bishop Rock.
The Isles of Scilly are a compact cluster of 140 or so low-lying islands, the largest measuring three by two miles; the smallest no bigger than a rock – and all within a short boat ride of each other.
Why not discover the archaeology and history of Samson which was abandoned by residents in 1855? Visit ruined postmedieval buildings, Bronze Age burial chambers and stone rows. And enjoy the spectacular views from the top of South Hill.
Or take a full day’s walk to see the wildlife and flora of St Agnes and neighbouring Gugh. Or enjoy Scilly’s
Dark Skies status with a night walk: the perfect place to look up into the unpolluted darkness and observe the magical
Milky Way, planets and stars in all their splendour.
Go to visitislesofscilly.com for information.