December will have been a period of overindulgence for many of us when it comes to eating and drinking. What better way to blow away the cobwebs than taking a refreshing walk?
Guernsey is renowned as a great destination for walkers, so if you are lucky enough to spend the festive period on-island, be sure to venture into the great outdoors and enjoy a brisk winter walk.
Head for the sandy bays of the island’s western coastline and discover historical sites while being invigorated by the salty sea air. Forts and Martello towers overlook many of the bays, still standing from their construction during the Napoleonic Wars and World War II.
Martello Tower on L'Ancresse Common
L’Ancresse common in the north of the island is another popular coastal walking spot, dotted with several historic fortifications as well as fascinating prehistoric relics and burial sites.
South Coast Cliffs
For unforgettable views, you simply cannot beat the cliff paths that line Guernsey’s south coast, offering unforgettable seascapes at any time of year. The paths vary in difficulty; some parts are particularly family friendly, while other sections offer a more challenging trek for hardened hikers.
St Peter Port
Guernsey’s harbour town of St Peter Port is another great place for a wintery wander. Charming cobbled streets are dotted with cafés and boutique shops, and there are plenty of historical highlights scattered around the town itself.
Guided Walks in St Peter Port
Looking to learn while you walk? The island is home to several accredited tour guides who offer fascinating insights as you discover all Guernsey has to offer. Whether your interest lies in nature or history, you will be well catered for, as guided tours take place throughout the winter months. Find out more about guided walking tours in Guernsey.
Guernsey countryside in the winter
Fancy a winter getaway to Guernsey? Plan your trip today!