If you are one of the many that just can’t get enough of putting on a pair of boots and trekking through fascinating and beautiful surroundings, you will simply love walking holidays in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The isles of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm are true hidden gems for those looking for a walking holiday with something different.
Whether it’s a guided stroll through the lush countryside or a self-guided walk along Guernsey’s south coast cliffs, the islands are sure to surprise and delight you. The islands boast some of the most breath-taking views you’ll see anywhere in the British Isles. There’s a piece of history around almost every corner, as the islands’ heritage is superbly preserved, including the bunkers, towers and castles that you’ll find dotted around the picturesque coastlines.
Guernsey is the largest of the islands, and you won’t run out of places to discover on foot. With golden beaches, dramatic cliffs and a rural heart, it boasts a bit of everything for walking holiday enthusiasts.
If you’re a wildlife lover, a walk around the island of Alderney is an absolute must. From the fascinating gannet colonies to the rare blonde hedgehogs, it is home to a wide variety of species that are seldom seen elsewhere.
Sark is lush, green and car-free, and also has a truly unique history that is certain to intrigue. A walk across “La Coupée” to Little Sark is a must; just don’t look down off either side!
Finally, Herm is the smallest of the four islands, but it is a favourite of many locals and tourists alike. You can walk around the whole island in just a few hours, enjoying a wonderful mixture of sweeping bays and rugged cliffs on the way.
We know that there are other factors that can make or break walking holidays, and Guernsey fits the bill perfectly. Comfortable hotels and self-catering cottages are dotted all around the island, while the standard of dining is also exceptional.
Discover the little-known beauty and charm of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and begin planning your walking holiday today!
Guernsey has two annual Walking Festivals - Spring and Autumn. Find out more!