St. Mary’s is criss-crossed by 30 miles of nature trails, paths and other walking routes. Local experts offer guided tours of the island’s abundant nature, archaeology and bird life – while the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach can give you maps, guides and friendly advice.

Ornithologist and naturalist: Will Wagstaff
01720 422212 (March-October)

Archaeologist & historian: Dr Katharine Sawyer
01720 423326 (April-October)