Starting on Icart Point you will pass Corbuere Castle, Le Creux Mahie and Pleinmont before finishing in Vazon Bay.
Today's walk is by far the most challenging of the week, but also the most dramatic. The first 15 km follow the clifftops closely, pushing up and over ridges on rough hen steps before diving back down to the base of the cliffs. While the views and the variety are stunning, your legs may burn as the climbing continues. Passing defence fortifications, second world war guns and centuries-old forts, you will drop back down to follow long and open sandy bays before the sweeping expanse of Vazon Bay, perfect for a dip as you watch the bobbing boats and enjoy an ice cream from one of the many cafes.
Today is a long day, bring plenty of snacks and start early. There is a good amount of climbing, mainly on steps so be prepared for a workout.
There is some clifftop walking, be very careful of loose rocks and do not go to close to the edge. When you do drop down to the beach, be aware of the tides.
There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible, where it isn’t walk on the right-hand side of the road,
Some of the ground can be uneven, with steep descents and muddy/boggy ground. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously where needed, the mud is especially tricky in wet weather.
Food and Drink
There are a number of small cafes on the path side, and once you rejoin the main road at Pleinmont there are plenty of places to eat. As the day is long, be sure to bring snacks as well.
Points of Interest
Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum and the Martello Tower
Situated next to each other, both of these attractions are worth a look. The Fort is a Martello Tower built on a small tidal islet to defend Rocquaine Bay. It is connected to the shore by a raised causeway and is now known affectionately as the "Cup and Saucer". It houses a shipwreck museum and offers spectacular views of the bay and the Hanois Lighthouse. Within the building, there are various shipwrecks and artefacts.
The museum now has a temporary home in the building next to Guernsey Pearl. The main timbers can be seen through a viewing window and a small display explains more about the ship, how it was built and how it came to sink off Guernsey. The ship store is open the same hours as Fort Grey and it is hoped Guernsey Museums will be able to create a full exhibition of the ship in the future.
Vazon Bay is a large expanse of sand that is a magnet for the island's extreme sports enthusiasts.
Whether you’re a surfer, kite flyer or bodyboarder, Vazon is the perfect beach for you. If you want to get into surfing, Guernsey Surf School is based here and teaches all ages and all abilities.
The bay is also home to some great places to eat. If it's a light snack or an ice cream you want, head to Richmond Kiosk located towards the western end of the bay. If you want a bigger selection of food and rooftop dining with beautiful views of the beach, check out Vistas or Crabby Jacks at the eastern end. Both are family friendly and perfect for enjoying dinner after a day out on the sand.
Sturdy waterproof boots as the path can be slippery and wet in parts.
Walking poles for stream crossing and muddy descents if the weather is wet.