where we are

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five inhabited islands and hundreds of rocky outcrops. Scattered 28 miles off Land’s End in clear Atlantic waters, views and colours change with every corner turned. It’s easy to explore the islands by ferry, kayak, bike or foot – the largest island is only 10 miles around the coast path.

Scilly is a wild & natural environment, with a vast array of unspoilt pathways, headlands & beaches to discover and wild swimming spots to try out. You might find a rugged and windswept place that takes your breath away, or the deepest bluest sky, sparkling silver seas and soft, warm sand beneath your feet.

Travel to Scilly by boat or by plane, with Isles of Scilly Travel.

Explore Scilly to your heart’s content at Visit Scilly.

who we are

  • Nick & Bryony Lishman – local couple with four tents, three bikes (each!), two kids, one B&B, no car. Both have extensive local knowledge and are run leaders with UK Athletics.

Bryony Lishman

07815 818831


Yoga teacher, trail runner, occasional triathlete. Leads flow yoga in classes, in wild places, at sunrise and sunset. Extremely fond of all weathers; loves a chilly dip in the sea and bounding around coastal trails in hot sun or (preferably) howling wind & driving rain. Bryony has undertaken road marathons, an ironman, coastal ultra-marathons (most recently the Atlantic Coast Challenge from Padstow to Lands End). Currently working on improving her open water swimming speed & technique.

What next?
Bryony is running the Virgin London Marathon 2018 in aid of Diabetes UK, and the whole family are doing Swim22 between February & May, logging distances in the pool/sea up to the equivalent distance of a Channel Crossing. Then there’s Otillo Isles of Scilly in June!

lie on a headland, listen to the sea, breathe the intoxicating air!

Nick Lishman

07748 102844


Swim guide, trail runner, triathlete. Enjoys coaching with focus on open-water swimming technique. Founder partner and event co-organiser for the Scilly Swim Challenge. Nick favours a light, barefoot-style of trail running. A regular participant in the Tresco Triathlon enjoying all three disciplines of the swim, bike, run; Nick also loves kayaking and mountain-biking, and any opportunity for a micro-adventure.

What next? Skiing at New Year. Then for 2018…… looking for inspiration for an event.

Scilly is a natural playground - let us show you around

live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson