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Walking on Guernsey

25 routes including the Guernsey Coastal Walk, Alderney, Sark and Herm

Guidebook to 24 easy day walks on the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, and the 3-day Guernsey Coastal Walk. Making up part of the Channel Islands Way, the routes follow paths, tracks and quiet roads and total around 240km (150 miles). Uses detailed 1:15,000 scale States of Guernsey maps, with notes on travel, accommodation, plants and wildlife and the islands' fascinating history.


all 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


St Peter Port; St Sampson


good 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 and flights of steps; short walks can be combined to make longer ones

Must See

excellent cliff coastline, rocky and sandy beaches; nature reserves and public gardens; 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
28 Jun 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.20cm

A guidebook to 25 inland and coastal walks on the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Exploring the beautiful scenery of the Channel Islands, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Walks range in length from 5 to 13km (3–8 miles) and some of the walks can be linked together to form 61km (38 miles) of the Channel Island Way.

  • 1:15,000 States of Guernsey maps included for each walk
  • GPX files available to download
  • Detailed information on refreshments and public transport for each walk
  • Easy access from St Peter Port
  • Highlights include St Sampson and Table des Pions

Table of Contents
Paddy Dillon Cicerone author DILLON

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.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 and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US.

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