Isles of Scilly Trip


Please note this is a WOODS TRAVEL trip that we are using so all liabilities are Woods not CNHS.
We now have the final Itinerary and Booking Forms to hand from Woods Travel for our proposed Natural History Trip to the Isles of Scilly next Spring.  Departing by Coach from Oaklands Way Lay-by, Chichester, we drive towards the West Country making a suitable stop for Lunch and arrive at Land's End for our short afternoon flight by Skybus to St. Mary's.  On arrival we are met by a local coach and transferred to our Hotel,  2* Bell Rock Hotel.  It is ideally situated between Town Beach and Porthcressa Bay, central location close to shops, Harbour and The Isle of Scilly Museum.  The Hotel has a Lounge, Bar, Restaurant and superb indoor swimming pool.  Our Itinerary reads :-

DAY 1  Pick-up from Chichester and transfer down to Land's End

DAY 2 - 4

During our stay we will enjoy :-

A full day guided walking tour of St.Mary's, stop for lunch when those not wishing to continue on the walk can return to our Hotel, or continue to walk round the remaining part of the Island with our Guide.

A full day to the Island of Tresco by boat, and a Guided Tour of the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, again free time if you do not wish to continue with the Guide.

A full day guided walking tour of either St.Agnes or St Martin's depending on the wild-life available and weather conditions for plant life.

DAY 5  After breakfast we will be transferred to the Airport for our short flight to Land's End and a Woods Coach will be waiting to return us to Chichester.

The cost £889.00 per person , single person supplement £60.00,  Insurance if needed £44.00 inclusive.

Places are limited, 4 available at present (15 September 2017).  Deposits due now and balance due 6 weeks before departure.  Cheques will be made payable to Woods Travel.  For more details or a Booking Form, please contact :-  Denise Bowerman, e-mail or call 01243 576981.


Well, that is summer gone! Hot and dry in June and  July but August brought cold and rain lots of rain. It seems to have been a good year for fruit (especially blackberries) so wildlife should have plenty to go at to stock up for the winter. We have been lucky with the field trips this summer with none cancelled due to weather and all have been well attended.

Medmerry surveys have been particularly successful.

Thanks for our reporters for their contributions to the Newsletter. We always welcome articles on any natural history subject for the newsletter so if you have something please send it to me for publication. It does not have to be about an exotic location it could just be a wildlife event in your garden. All reports and articles should be sent to me at

Deadline for articles for Newsletter 190 is 15 February 2018

John Kelsall

Chichester, West Sussex

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