Organisers Pleased With First Autumn Walk Scilly Event

Samson was a popular choice with walkers

Samson was a popular choice with walkers

Organisers of the first-ever autumn Walk Scilly weekend are pleased with how the events went.

Tourism coordinator of the Islands’ Partnership Amanda Pender says the weather was murky but that didn’t put off 157 people booking onto 11 different walks around the Islands.

There was an average of 14 people on each of them. In the spring the average is 19.

Amanda says some guides were stuck on the mainland due to fog but the whole weekend went “extremely smoothly with a strong demand demonstrated for organised events that allow an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Scilly.”

It seems that visitors love Samson. That walk proved most popular as it does in the springtime edition of Walk Scilly, which runs up until Easter.

The foraging walk with Rachel Lambert was fully booked days before last weekend’s programme started and a number of participants went back to the Tourist Information Centre to compliment the quality of that walk, praise Rachel as a guide and the cooking skills of Euan Rodger, who used the foraged food to create a meal.

The Directors of the IP have the final say on whether there’ll be an autumn Walk Scilly next year. Amanda hopes there will be.

The spring dates have already been agreed – from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th April 2015.