Islands In Top 10 Kayaking ‘Dream Locations’

kayak 1The islands have been named in the top ten of a list of ‘dream locations’ in the UK for kayaking.

The kayaking website Sit Ons rated Scilly 10th in a list that included the Cornish beaches, Lake District, Hebrides and Isle of Man.

Richard Mills, who operates the Sailing Centre at Porthmellon on St Mary’s and Ravens Porth on Tresco, believes the islands should be higher in the poll but says they remain less discovered, partially because accessibility is an issue.

Richard has operated the Sailing Centre for 16 years and he’s noticed massive growth over the last four years.

He says Scilly is one the best places for beginners, particularly the area between Tresco and St Martin’s, as it’s only a short distance between the islands. Richard says more groups are now bringing their sea kayaks over and there’s a sizeable party on St Mary’s this week.

Richard, who is a member of the Islands Partnership, says the exposure in the national survey can only be positive in promoting the islands’ activities.