Open Spaces

The Council of the Isles of Scilly are responsible for many public areas, including some of the stunning local parks and beaches, as well as a cemetery.

There are a lot of Open Spaces such as coastal paths and headlands, that are maintained and cared for by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, who also offer activities from "rock pool rambles" to sea bird walks during "Walk Scilly Week". You can also have a look at 'Visit Isles of Scilly' to keep an eye out for some fantastic opportunities to learn more about Scilly's fascinating wildlife.

Many of the foot paths around Scilly are Permissive Path Ways, and we would ask that everyone respects farm land and show basic courtesy by ensuring that all gates are securely closed behind them, that dogs are on the lead and under control around livestock, and that you stick to the obvious foot paths to avoid damaging bulbs and crops. The majority of farm land around the islands is leased from the Duchy of Cornwall.

In 1975, the Isles of Scilly were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Together with the AONB, the Council supports a number of conservation projects that protect and enhance the landscape, such as community beach cleans. You can follow the link to their Website for more information about how to get involved.


If you would like to contact the Council about a concern you may have regarding one of our open spaces please contact the Infrastructure team: 01720 424316 |