The British Channel Islands have, surprisingly, been little-explored by mainland-based naturalists. This pioneering 10-day holiday explores three of the archipelago's islands, led by a Channel Island based expert naturalist. Our stay begins on the beautiful island of Sark which lies 9 miles to the southeast of Guernsey and is described by the Daily Telegraph as one of the 20 most tranquil and most "desirable great escapes on the planet”. Sark is also one of the sunniest places in the British Isles and hosts a wonderful selection of wildlife which we shall seek on serene excursions.
After a most enjoyable 6-day exploration of Sark’s flora and fauna, we’ll take a 50-minute ferry crossing back to Guernsey where we will be based for our next four nights. The picturesque island of Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Island archipelago and is packed with award-winning beaches, picture-postcard towns, and world-class cuisine. Guernsey hosts an interesting fauna and flora including such specialities as Glanville Fritillary, Loose-flowered Orchid and Short-toed Treecreeper. On one of the days based on Guernsey we shall make a visit to our third Channel Island of the trip, Herm, which is just a 15-minute ferry crossing from Guernsey's St Peter Port Harbour. Herm is one of the smallest of the inhabited Channel Islands and with a population of just over 60 is beautifully unspoilt and with no cars, incredibly peaceful.
We'll return from our holiday having had a fascinating, yet restful, insight to our most southerly islands.
Prices from £2,995
Available Fri 19th – Tue 28th May and Tue 16th Jul – Thu 25th Jul 2024
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