Fascinating Architecture, Migrant Birds & Coastal Views

Walk 13

1.5 Hour
Moderate
128 m
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1) St Anne's Church

St Anne's Church was completed in 1850 and was one of the early works of the famous Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.

2) The Island Hall

The Island Hall was built in 1763 on the site of an earlier mansion, home to the Le Mesurier family, hereditary governors of Alderney from 1721.

3) Les Mouriaux House

Reputed to be the finest Georgian house in the Channel Islands

4) The Luftwaffe Headquarters & Listening Post

The Luftwaffe Headquarters and listening post is one of the most obvious remnants of the extensive fortifications built by the occupying German forces in 1940-45

5) Burhou

Burhou is part of the internationally important RAMSAR site which includes a large area of coast and inshore water between Alderney and Ortac

6) Garden Rocks (Les Etacs)

In 1940, a single paif or Northern Gannets nested on Les Etacs. The colony grew and now accounts for 2% of the world population

7) Fort Clonque

Constructed in 1855, Fort Clonque was built on a rocky islet in the Swinge, on the exposed northwest coast of Alderney.

8) Fort Tourgis

Completed in 1855, Fort Tourgis was designed to accommodate 346 men, and was originally planned as the largest of Alderney's Victorian forts.

9) Alderney Breakwater

Completed in 1864, the breakwater was intended to provide a harbour for the Royal Navy.

10) Cambridge Battery

Cambridge Battery is an excellent example of how original Victorian fortifications were adapted by the German forces in WWII

Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands and closest to France. Small, friendly and relaxed, the island has its own unique identity and is a paradise for nature lovers with a combination of beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. The cobbled high street of St Anne has quirky gift and antique shops as well as a post office, bank, hotels and restaurants. The island is easily accessible from Guernsey by air throughout the year and, from March to September, by scheduled boat service. A round the year boat charter service is also available. All this means you can enjoy a Tasty Walk as either a day tripper or as a part of a longer holiday. This Tasty Walk takes in some of the island's fascinating architecture, migrant birds and spectacular coastal views. It allows you to discover and absorb an island steeped in ancient and varied history, a huge variety of flora and fauna, beautiful beaches and an enviable lifestyle.

If you wish to find out more about Alderney and how to get there, please visit our Island Hopping page

Download the audio description with Island FM's Andrew Senneck providing the voice over.  The audio offers insightful information to make the walk even more enjoyable.  Alternatively, you can download the walk map.

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