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|The Garrison Loop and High Lanes|
|Author: , Published: 20 Oct 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Cornwall, Isles of Scilly|
|A small archipelago 28 miles southwest of Lands End are the Isles of Scilly. They consist 5 inhabited and 51 uninhabited islands. The largest of the inhabited islands is St Mary's which is where this walk is located. |
The walk begins with an optional loop around The Garrison, home to the Elizabethan Fort the Star Castle, now a hotel. The High Lanes section of the walk takes in number of St Mary's hostelries including Juliet's with its fabulous terrace overlooking Hugh Town and the harbour and also the Kaffehaus in High Lanes, a slice of Bavaria in the middle of St Mary's.
The walk starts in the middle of Hugh Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian Ferry runs almost daily from Penzance to St Mary's between April and October. Alternatively the Skybus flies from Lands End, Newquay and Exeter to St Mary's all year round.
|Start to Entrance to Star Castle|
Start point: 49.9146 lat, -6.3161 long
Start from the centre of Hugh Town at the junction of Garrison Lane and Hugh Street.
|Entrance to Star Castle to Porthloo Beach|
Start point: 49.9155 lat, -6.3192 long
Follow the road back down the hill to the junction of Garrison Lane and Hugh Street.
|Porthloo Beach to End|
Start point: 49.9209 lat, -6.308 long
At the end of Porthloo beach the road climbs steadily up away from the beach. The road then climbs steeply and passes Juliet's - a lovely cafe with great views of the harbour. Follow the road as it continues uphill and bends to the right. Just before you get to the next T-junction take a moment to rest in the community garden and orchard.
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The isles of Scilly is a great place to walk. You are never far away form the sea on this route as you might expect. Plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by.
|By Richard on 15 Mar 2015|
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