Autumn on the Isles of Scilly
A Quieter And Wilder Time
At this time of year on the Isles of Scilly, you’ll find something for foodies, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone seeking a little peace. The islands are quiet but still warm enough for days spent outdoors to enjoy the abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.
Autumn brings wonderful warm hues and an array of visiting birds to see; as the islands are near to the golf stream, they are warmer than the mainland which makes them a haven for migrating birds and spring flowers. Whilst the rest of the Narcissi crop in the UK won’t bloom until spring, the islands unique location means they have a brilliant climate for growing spring flowers that bloom much earlier.
With few roads and fewer cars, the islands are a walker’s paradise and also a great place to hire bikes. Enjoy exploring the vast number of coastal tracks and nature trails – often your footsteps will be the only ones to be found crossing the pale, sandy beaches.
In the evenings collapse in front of the fire at one of the hearty local pubs and try some local Scillonian delicacies, before heading outside with a blanket. The islands have virtually no light pollution and on a clear night the incredible dark skies allow you to see the Milky Way in all its splendour.
Start thinking about making new memories and discover how autumn can be the best time to build a love affair with these islands.