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Traveling in the Isles of Scilly: campsites and self-catering accommodations


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the : 18/04/2013

Anyone wanting to escape the commotion of everyday life would be advised to visit the islands of Scilly. Those with heavy luggage and camping equipment travel on The Scillonian III, a ferry which sails from Penzance to Hugh Town on the island of St Mary's. Even landing at St Mary's feels adventurous. 


St Agnes has white beaches, secret coves, prehistoric sites and 80 inhabitants. The road to the campsite cuts through Troytown farm, which the Hicks family has operated for more than 30 years. "Most people do several jobs: run a cafe, manage holiday lets, farm, decorate … We all help each other. I built the road to the farm."


Another example of a collaborative approach is Troytown's bestselling St Agnes rose geranium ice-cream.


Troytown is named after its medieval stone labyrinth, the Troytown Maze, a short walk from the campsite. Meals are often cooked on beach barbecues and campfires, with new friendships between campers forged over toasted marshmallows. If camping is not your thing, or if all the bell tents are booked, the Hicks also run three holiday lets which, in true St Agnes fashion, Sam refurnished and redecorated himself last year.


Find the Scilly camping sites


More information at guardian.co.uk