Walking has long been a wonderful pastime for both locals and visitors alike across all of the Islands of Guernsey. From short walks around quiet country lanes to hikes along stunning cliff paths, you could spend hours walking and enjoying the views each island has to offer.
There is something quite wonderful about The Islands of Guernsey in the autumn. It’s still warm enough to spend a lot of time outside, the sea is at its warmest to take a quick dip (if you are brave enough for the Channel!) and the leaves are all starting to turn to shades of orange and brown, bringing a warm glow to your cliff walk. There is nothing quite like a spectacular sunset walk on the cliffs, or even an early morning jaunt out in the lanes. It’s Mother Nature at her finest. There are also many wonderful historical points of interest dotted all along the coast to entertain and educate you along the way, from castles to forts and everything in between.
Enjoy Stunning Scenery Wherever You Go
There are many ways to enjoy a walk around The Islands of Guernsey. Here are a few options:
We have a lot of very knowledgeable guides on The Islands of Guernsey, each with their own specialties. They can make your trip to Guernsey even more special with interesting facts and stories about each place you visit. We recently asked some of them to highlight their favourite secret spot on The Islands - hidden treasures that you may never come across if you didn’t go with a local 'in the know'. Read their recommendations here. Our guides can't wait to show you all of their favourite places on The Islands of Guernsey.
Find a future tour and get to know our guides more on the dedicated website of The Bailiwick of Guernsey Guild of Accredited Guides.
Take a Guided Walk on the Islands
Tasty Walks is a series of 20 self-guided walks which make the most of the very best the island has to offer - its stunning scenery and fabulous food. Whether it's the rugged south coast cliff paths, the long sweeping bays of the west or uncovering the historic past of the island's capital, Guernsey has much to offer in just 25 square miles, with a huge number of places to stop off for refreshment and a good feed to refuel you for your next adventure.
Guernsey Gache is great way to refuel
Each Spring and Autumn, we host a walking festival to encourage all to get out, enjoy the great outdoors and discover new routes around The Islands. Our Autumn Walking Festival begins on 19th September. We had hoped to be able to welcome visitors back to enjoy our organised walks and activities, but due to ongoing restrictions, we will have to wait until our next festival to do that.
Every kind of walk is covered, whether you want a peaceful stroll with the family or a day long hike with some impressive sightseeing thrown in. There are always walks to suit all ages and interests as part of our Festival, plus the opportunity to visit Herm and Sark islands and enjoy walks there too. Take a look at this year’s itinerary, as it may serve as inspiration for a visit to The Islands next year. For a taste of one of our Festivals, take a look at our Virtual Spring Walking Festival that took place earlier this year.
Flights from Gatwick and Southampton airports, and ferries from Poole harbour, are now on sale for Summer 2021. We look forward to welcoming you to our Islands next year