Things to do on the Isles of Scilly
and outdoor activities
For the first
time, mainland-standard facilities are now available for a variety
of sports at the Council-run Queen Elizabeth Sports Hall (opened
2012), based at Carn Gwaval on St Mary's. Sports on offer include
badminton, tennis, five-a-side football, netball, cricket, and aikido.The
fitness centre (gym) is also now located at Carn Gwaval. Contact
them on (01720) 424373 for details of opening times, prices and
so on, or visit www.scilly.gov.uk/learning-leisure/active-scilly
available at Normandy Pool (now an indoor pool), contact the pool
team on (01720) 423645 for details or visit www.scilly.gov.uk/learning-leisure/active-scilly
is available at a purpose built stable yard near Pelistry, (01720)
423855 or St
Mary's Riding Centre. There is a nine hole golf course on St.
Mary's which has wonderful views of all the other islands. Check
out their website,
or call them on (01720) 422692 for more information.
The main local spectator
sport is gig racing.
clear waters and conditions make it ideal for sailing
and windsurfing enthusiasts, and for diving
and snorkelling. It is also good for fishing, whether from the shore
or from boats.
Information about fishing
on Scilly is also available here,
but please be aware that this is archived information (site not
swimming trips and yoga lessons are offered by Adventure Scilly,
(01720) 422513. Caneoing, climbing and abseiling tuition and trips
are offered by qualified provider Murray Hodgson, Avalon, St Mary's
Scilly is a
haven for birdwatchers, particularly in October when migratory birds
visit the islands.
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