If it's wild and wonderful on St. Agnes, Bryher, St. Martin's or St. Mary's it is probably cared for by The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

Amazing habitats and wildlife

The most exposed habitat of Scilly is heathland; with  rare and beautiful 'waved heath' of heather and western gorse.  The headlands with ancient burial mounds, weathered sculpted rocks offer fantastic views ideal for whale and dolphin spotting.  On the lower slopes bracken, gorse, bramble and grassland run down to salt tolerant plants including the only site in Britain of the dwarf pansy.

The rocky shores of Scilly have an incredible diversity of marine life and birds. Below the crystal clear waters there is a wealth of wildlife waiting to be discovered.

  • For further information about Scilly's wildlife, please visit our Scilly Wildlife section.

Nature trails and footpaths

Our Nature trails on St Mary's include Higher and Lower Moors which pass through wetlands and woodland, ideal for bird watching and plant spotting.

Over 100 miles of permissive paths across the islands are managed by the Trust to enable extensive access for all.