Walking opportunities in Guernsey are endless, taking you from cliff paths to heritage sites. Accredited guides will help you make the most of your time exploring.
The south coast offers a continuous footpath starting in the east at Jerbourg Point and finishing in the west at Pleinmont Tower. This is mainly a cliff top path, suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness level, and guaranteeing some spectacular views along the way. Carved in the rocks, quite a few little bays of great beauty can be reached by climbing down long flights of steps. Moulin Huet Bay, Saints Bay and Petit Bôt Bay are the most renown ones also being great swimming spots. Wildlife and flora abound in the south with wild orchids in sight in springtime and plenty of birds to spy on at Plaine de Camprôts, a National Trust of Guernsey land.
In contrast, the west coast is at sea level and features Guernsey's largest beaches. You will walk on the sand, along the road or across commons, making it less challenging than in the south but no less rewarding. Many of the headlands are crowned with a Martello Tower, Neolithic and Megalithic vestiges can be spotted and ruins of a Priory can be reached at Lihou Island - beware of the tides!
The north coast, like the south coast, offers a footpath for you to follow. It is also rich in historical sites from forts to dolmen and host to one of the island's most popular beach at l'Ancresse Bay. As you carry on the east coast, take in the views of the other islands in the Bailliwick, Herm, Jethou, Sark before reaching St. Peter Port.
Known locally as Les Ruettes Tranquilles, Guernsey's 34 miles of country lanes are a delight for any nature lover. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders have priority on cars which speed is limited. Guernsey countryside is peppered with points of interests and can be criss-crossed in any way you like.
To make sure you get the most out of your walking, why not join a group led by an accredited Walking Guide?