Leave your car behind and let yourself unwind to a relaxed pace. The realities of island life dictate that local families use quad bikes, landrovers, 4x4s and tractors to transport goods (and your luggage!) from the Quay (all our supplies arrive on the island by boat) but Bryher’s small size means that nothing is too far away to be reached by a gentle stroll.
There is a concrete path that runs through the central area of the island but dirt tracks and paths serve the rest.
The isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust have initiated a series of grazing sites around the islands as a sustainable way of managing the land. Bryher is home to 5 Shetland ponies and 6 Ruby Red cattle. There is a local warden who looks after the animals on a day to day basis. The animals are contained by temporary fencing but gates and stiles ensure that all permissive footpaths, tracks and paths remain open. The animals have been chosen by the Wildlife Trust because of their good and docile nature. You can find more information at on their website where you can download the leaflet ‘Top Tips For Walking With Livestock’.
Please follow the countryside code – leave gates and property as you find them, dispose of your litter properly and keep dogs under close control.
Download the map and walk PDF here