Walking on Guernsey
Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm
By Paddy Dillon
Guidebook to 25 short, easy walks exploring the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Including the Guernsey Coastal Walk, the routes cover a total of 140 miles mainly on paths, tracks and quiet roads, and can be easily combined to make longer journeys. Includes notes on travel and the fascinating history of the islands.
Seasonsall year round, but particularly good in spring when the wild flowers are at their most colourful; busy during the summer, with long, sunny days; quieter in autumn; sometimes bleak in the winter
CentresSt Peter Port
Difficultygood paths and tracks are used, along with quiet country roads, avoiding main roads wherever possible; gradients are often gentle, but there are some rugged cliff paths and occasional steep slopes; short walks can be combined to make longer ones
Must Seeexcellent cliff coastline, rocky and sandy beaches; absorbing historical features - prehistoric sites, castles and churches, as well as concrete reminders of the Nazi occupation; trips to the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark and Herm are especially recommended
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written extensively for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television. Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain’s National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.
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