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Forts, Cannons & Lookout Towers

Walk 3, Section 1

1.5 Hour
152 m
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1) La Valette Bathing Pools

La Valette bathing pools. For more than 150 years swimmers on Guernsey's east coast have been able to enjoy the surroundings of the bathing pools at La Valette.

2) La Vallette Underground Military Museum

This museum covers Guernsey's military history, including World War One and the German Occupation of the island from 1940 to 1945 during World War Two, as well as the island's own militia.

3) Clarence Battery

Built in 1780, the battery is one of the last fortified remains of Fort George - the island's principal fort during the French Revolution.

4) Bluebell Woods

Located at the southern end of St Peter Port, within walking distance of the town centre

5) The Ozanne Steps

Originally built to enable a former Governor and his wife to bathe in privacy

6) Fermain Bay

This pebbly bay is tucked into the rugged east coast and is a delightful walk from St Peter Port along a beautiful cliff path.

As you leave the town of St Peter Port behind, a whole new set of discoveries lay ahead. The area just above the town was once a fort and also a base for the occupying forces during the Second World War. Beyond are the Bluebell Woods which turn into a stunning carpet of blue in the month of April, an ideal spot to take a picnic. Fermain Bay itself was once home to a quaint ferry service which ran here from the town and it is in this area we come across one of the 15 loop-holed towers built in around 1778 to defend the island against a potential invasion by Napoleon and his troops. There are plenty of places to eat in the area, either at Fermain itself or further up the hill that slopes upwards from the bay.

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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