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Cicerone Guides: Walking on Guernsey: With Routes on Alderney, Sark and Herm

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone British Walking Guides

By: Paddy Dillon(Author)

192 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Apr 2011 | Edition: 2 | #190795 | ISBN-13: 9781852846398
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

Located closer to France than to Britain, Guernsey has always been an intriguing destination for travellers. British visitors feel like they're at home and abroad at the same time, whereas French visitors tend to see life on Guernsey as a distinctly British experience.

This guide offers short, easy walks that take in plenty of interesting features, such as prehistoric sites, castles and churches, as well as museums and visitor attractions. Good paths and tracks are used, along with quiet country roads. Rugged cliff paths and occasional steep slopes represent the only difference in difficulty.The entire coastline of the island can be explored day after day, and short walks can be combined to make longer journeys. As well as information on Guernsey the guide also includes exploration of the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm.


Turbulent history
Protected areas
Getting to Guernsey
Who can go?
Tour operators
When to go
Health and safety
Food and drink
Parlez-vous Franglais?
Walking on Guernsey
What to take
Waymarking and access
Getting around Guernsey
Travel to Alderney, Sark and Herm
Tourist information
Using this guide

The Walks
Walk 1 St Peter Port Town Trail
Walk 2 St Peter Port and Fermain Bay
Walk 3 Fermain and Jerbourg Point
Walk 4 La Fosse and Icart Point
Walk 5 Le Bourg and Pointe de La Moye
Walk 6 La Prévôte and Torteval
Walk 7 Portelet Harbour and Pleinmont
Walk 8 Rocquaine Bay and Lihou Island
Walk 9 Perelle Bay and St Saviour
Walk 10 Vazon Bay and Cobo Bay
Walk 11 Cobo Bay and Saumarez Park
Walk 12 Portinfer and L’Islet
Walk 13 L’Ancresse and Vale
Walk 14 St Sampson and Belle Grève Bay
Walk 15 Beau Sejour and Le Friquet
Walk 16 St Martin and La Villette
Walk 17 St Andrew and Castel
Walk 18 King’s Mills and Fauxquets
Walk 19 Rocquaine Bay and Quanteraine
Walk 20 Guernsey Coastal Walk

Walk 21 Alderney – East
Walk 22 Alderney – West

Walk 23 Sark – South
Walk 24 Sark – North

Walk 25 Herm
Appendix A The Channel Islands Way
Appendix B Route summary table
Appendix C Contacts

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Paddy Dillon, prolific walker and guide book writer with over 40 books to his name, has walked extensively around the Channel Islands. He has walked the coast of Jersey several times, enjoying sandy beach walks, cliff-top paths and rugged headlands. He has also ventured far inland, into deep wooded valleys and traffic-calmed 'green lanes'. Paddy has walked, and written about walking, in every county of the British Isles.

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