Operation BASALT

Operation BASALT: Walking in the footsteps of Commandos

October 1942: a small British Commando raid on occupied Sark has unforeseen consequences. Hitler’s reaction means that Special Forces operations in enemy territory will never be the same again. Spend the morning on the Island of Sark learning about the men and retrace their route to an incident that sent a shock wave around the world - and uncover the connection with James Bond. Finish with lunch at Stocks Hotel – a traditional country house hotel in the heart of Sark.

Terrain: Coastal paths, meadows and sections of unmetalled roads.
Graded: Easy ramble, with some uneven surfaces and inclines.
Clothing: The sun is strong in Sark, so light, comfortable clothing is advisable; but be prepared for changeable weather. Walking or training shoes advisable.
Recommended: A bottle of water; something to sit on (a bag or waterproof coat); sun protection.

Meet at the Bel Air Inn, at the top of Harbour Hill. Finish at Stocks Hotel.

Cost: £28 per person which includes the guided walk with Major Marco Ciotti, a 2-course lunch at Stocks with a drink and a donation to The Professor Charles Saint Sark Medical Trust.

Please note the cost does not include ferry travel to Sark, which is only 55 minutes away from Guernsey.

Timings TBC - Watch this space for links to the boat timetable when it becomes available.

Contact Stocks Hotel to reserve your place

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