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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

A Path Less Travelled

This spring, take to Tresco's tracks and trails for the ultimate way to blow away the cobwebs of a long winter...

As spring takes hold, what better than the freedom of a family-owned island, with hundreds of acres of coast paths, fields, woodland, beaches and tracks to explore?

Below, we've taken a look at a couple of great running routes - perfect for a gentle jog for your first tentative steps into running, or for the more seasoned sprinters. Each route can be taken at your own pace, whether you want to take in the views around every corner or set a new personal best.

Draw inspiration from our maps and routes below, take a deep breath and then the first step...

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Route One

Approximate Distance: 3.5 miles | Approximate Time at 9 Minute Miles: 32 minutes | Approx Calories Burned: 500

A beautifully scenic route at any time of year, taking in all Tresco has to offer. Perfect for beginners and seasoned pros alike.


Head downhill from The New Inn and turn left at Timothy’s Corner, skirting along New Grimsby harbour and past the Island Office. At the fork by Great Pool turn left and run along Abbey Drive – a picture of wildflowers in the spring.

As you run past the entrance to the Abbey, head downhill and bear right, passing Abbey Pool on your left. Continue along this lane, passing Valhalla and the Garden entrance before crossing the Heliport, heading toward Carn Near Quay. Run through the bracken on Appletree Banks and take the first left off the road onto a sandy track along the edge of Bathinghouse Porth, enjoying the stunning views across to St Mary’s.

Bear left to head back toward the Abbey Pool and on reaching the main track turn left again to join a stunning stretch hugging the coast of Pentle Bay to reach the Old Blockhouse.

Leaving the fort behind you rejoin the road and run along the shore at Old Grimsby, bearing left at Lucy-Tania and following the track past the Church and over Town Hill, returning to The New Inn.

You've earned something refreshing in the garden...

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Route Two

Approximate Distance: 2 miles | Approximate Time at 9 Minute Miles: 18 minutes | Approx Calories Burned: 300

A short, sharp exploration of Tresco’s rugged North end, this route is perfect for those looking for a challenge or, taken more gently, a great introduction to hill running.


Set out along the road from New Grimsby Quay, taking the first left and climbing to the top of the hill before bearing left onto the track as the road flattens out. Follow this track, bearing right when it forks near the edge of the copse and then right again shortly after.

Run over the heath-clad clifftops, hugging the treeline and overlooking the white sands of Gimble Porth. As you reach the north end take the track across to King Charles’ Castle and circle the ancient fort, taking in handsome views across to Bryher’s Shipman Head.

Turn back to the main track and run south along the shoulder of the island. When the track forks take the right-hand track and follow the path to return to New Grimsby Quay.

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Stay on Tresco

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