Escape to the country and head inland to Guernsey's rural lanes and pathways, where nature is literally at your fingertips.
Traditional granite farmhouses and cottages dot the countryside and fields separated by hedgerows form a patchwork where Guernsey cows graze. Agriculture is still a vital industry in the island and the hilltop fields fall away to the coast offering stunning sea views.
Explore the nature reserves and parks or venture off the beaten track and explore the lanes and Ruette Tranquilles. This network of country lanes promote a recommended speed limit of 15mph with priority given to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Country shows still thrive in the island reflecting the strong sense of community that exists, particularly in the more rural parishes. Annual shows take place in the north, south and west of the island where visitors can catch a glimpse of traditional island life from the past and see how some traditions continue today.
Walking is one of the best ways to get a real feel for the island's natural beauty, but if you want to hang up your walking boots, cycling and horse-riding are a great alternative.
The heart of the island offers the perfect rural retreat just hours from the UK.
If you want to get away from it all and enjoy life in the slow lane for a while, you have taken the right turning.