Springtime in the Scillies nature trip
After this year’s sell-out trip we bring you another chance to discover the incredible wildlife and scenery of these magical islands in the company of nature expert, Will Wagstaff
Although just a short ferry ride off the coast of Cornwall, the beautiful, unspoilt Isles of Scilly feel like another world – with only 2,000 people living on the five inhabited islands. Thanks to the Scillies’ unique geography, there’s a wonderful array of flora and fauna. More than 400 varieties of seabirds, waders and migrants can be spotted throughout the year. Spring is when birds in song display brightly coloured breeding plumage, while April also sees the arrival of breeding puffins. The coastlines will be awash with alliums, wild primroses and sea thrift, and there’ll also be the chance to spot rare plants such as orange bird’s foot and dwarf pansy. Once again, on this exclusive tour, you’ll be staying at the St Mary’s Hall Hotel on St Mary’s, visit the islands of Tresco, Bryher and St Martin’s, and take a boat trip to the uninhabited Eastern Isles to see the Atlantic grey seals. Your special guest throughout will be Will Wagstaff, the Scillies’ leading authority on birds, flowers and butterflies, who, as well as guiding tours of the islands for 30 years, has been the local expert for the BBC’s Wild Britain,
Three Men in a Boat and This Morning.
Through a series of fascinating guided walks and an evening talk with a Q&A, Will will bring of these special islands alive. So don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of the Scillies.
Cromwell’s Castle on the Isle of Tresco Atlantic grey seal pup