By: Blonde One


It’s that time of year. You know the time? The weather is rubbish, Christmas festivities are long over and the summer holidays seem like a lifetime away. The Two Blondes, despite exciting new beginnings are not immune to this feeling. We too get that ‘fed up’ feeling and look forward to long days out on Dartmoor and wild camping without ice and snow. Luckily for us we have found the perfect cure. We don’t have to wait until summer to get our fix; we only have to wait until April. We are so excited to be going back to the Isles of Scilly for their ‘Walk Scilly 2017’.


The schedule, once again, is jam-packed full of events that we are keen to go along to. We hope to go foraging for dinner, visit my favourite island of Bryher and perhaps go on the ‘ghost walk’ around St Mary’s.

I know that we will want to do everything: from learning about the island’s seabirds with Joe Pender to learning about the Troytown Ice Cream with dairy farmer Tim Hicks

Here’s what the organisers say: “Tickets are now on sale for Walk Scilly 2017, the popular walking festival with seven days of themed walks led by expert guides, taking place on the Isles of Scilly from 1 to 7 April.

Now in its 11th year, Walk Scilly has grown to offer 29 walks, more than ever before, including new walks and old favourites such as wildlife discovery tours, food foraging forays, top-to-toe rambles across all five inhabited islands, and a Mediterranean stroll through Tresco Abbey Garden.

Scilly is a walker’s paradise. An uncrowded and unspoilt cluster of islands 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, it’s known for endless white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters and exotic flora and fauna. Walk Scilly is the very best way of exploring the islands’ spectacular scenery, wildlife and heritage.”

Sounds good doesn’t it? See you there.