Guernsey has over 42 miles of cliff and coastal paths to be enjoyed at your leisure. Cliff-top grasslands, west coast dunes and expansive grasslands support a rich array of flora and fauna which are rare or in the United Kingdom.
South Coast Cliff Paths
The cliff path network of the South Coast of Guernsey traipses from La Vallette (Guernsey Aquarium) for 28.5 miles before finishing at Pleinmont. The south coast cliffs are the largest continuous stretch of semi-natural vegetation on the Island, mainly consisting of cliff-top grassland and heathland.
Due to the conditions of the habitats, a wide array of shrubs and trees are found here such as blackthorn and gorse. More rare plants can also be found on the coast such as sand crocus, bladder campion and various orchids. The more sheltered paths on the south-east coast of the island are home to ash, elm and sycamore trees. During the springtime, Bluebell Woods is beautifully blanketed with blue nodding flower heads.
You will also be able to find a certain amount of bird species found around the cliffs - including the cormorant, shag, fulmar, kittiwake, oystercatcher, dartford warbler, peregrine falcon and long-eared owls which nest in the sheltered valleys.