Beginning at Roussey Tower you will pass Mont Cuet and L'Ancresse Bay, before heading south past Bridge and finishing in the capital, St Peter's Port.
Quite a long day, but one that should be taken leisurely. The route is very flat, skirting around small bays and out onto craggy headlands, always close enough to the sea to hear the waves crashing on rocks. There are plenty of opportunities to leave the path and walk on the beach, or even to take a dip in one of the quieter bays. The way is scattered with beach huts that have been turned into charming little cafes, so you will not be at risk of missing refreshments. Take the day slow, enjoy the beaches and immerse yourself in the island pace of life.
Go for a dip or a paddle in the first half of the walk where the beaches are at their finest.
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 plenty of great little cafes in the beach huts that will be a familiar sight by now, you can pick up food here and dine al fresco. Equally, there are many beaches suited to a picnic.
Points of Interest
L’Ancresse bay, situated at the most northern part of the island, accommodates sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters. With the longest stretches of sand in Guernsey, the bays have a gentle slope, making it great for swimming and paddling as well as playing games on the beach. The water is also perfect for windsurfing, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking and even fishing if you wish.
The castle overlooks the northeast end of the island and has spectacular views of the islands of Herm and Jethou. It is open to the public throughout the year but access may be restricted at certain times when a private event is being staged. The castle is becoming more and more popular for music festivals and private parties.
The history of the castle dates it back to an earthwork from the early Iron Age but the earliest parts of the stone built the castle that we see today dates to the 15th century. Barracks were added in the 18th century several but later demolished. During the Second World War, the German occupying forces fortified the castle and the surrounding area, remains of which can be seen today.
St Peters Port
With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina and historic gardens, it is easy to see why St Peter Port is considered one of Europe's prettiest harbour towns.
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.