Nature Trails, Restored Historic Gardens & Woods

Walk 7

2 Hour
Moderate
70 m
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1) Saumarez Park

Saumarez Park is one of the island's main social venues. A delight in itself famous for its Camelias and Bamboos planted by Lord de Saumarez in what was once his house and estate.

2) Victorian Walled Garden

The Guernsey Botanical Trust's restoration project of the Victorian kitchen garden at Saumarez Park, with a recreation of the Victorian vegetable garden and glasshouses.

3) National Trust of Guernsey Folk & Costume Museum

The Folk and Costume Museum depicts life as it used to be for the island’s population over the last 250 years. Includes a section on the Guernsey Tomato industry and old farming practices.

4) The Guet

The Guet afford a spectacular view over Cobo Bay and beyond.

5) Saumarez Nature Trail

A nature trail from Cobo Bay to Saumarez Park and back.

This walk through the parish of the Castel varies from gentle country lanes to a climb up to a headland with spectacular views over Cobo Bay. We start in Saumarez Park, one of the hubs of Island life with its vast grassy areas, tearooms and fascinating museums about island life. The trail then moves onwards and upwards to the Guet where pine woods and the remains of fortifications overlook the West coast. Finally, you follow a fascinating nature trail which takes you down towards Cobo. A short detour here would enable you to visit the bay with its safe sandy beach, café, pub, restaurants and kiosks or you can continue on the route which completes your journey, arriving back at the park

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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