Occupation Memories & Smugglers Tales

Walk 10

2 Hour
Easy
74 m
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1) Forest Church

The church building consists of two main parts, the earliest dating to the 13th century. A pleasant natural garden for a quiet moment.

2) German Occupation Museum

The German Occupation Museum provides a unique insight into life in Guernsey during the occupation from 1940 to 1945.

3) Machine Gun Slits

Machine gun slits are a feature of a few walls around the island from the German Occupation Museum

4) Les Houards Well

Known as Les Houards, this well was probably the only source of safe water in the area.

5) Les Varioufs

Les Varioufs, meaning werewolf, was probably named by smugglers who wanted to deter people from visiting the area at night

6) Blue Plaque dedicated to Denys Corbet

Born in 1826, Denys was a painter of rural life, known for his images of Guernsey cows and poetry in the local patois.

7) Esperanza

Esperanza has been carefully restored by the National Trust of Guernsey.

This country walk takes you down narrow leafy lanes and past beautiful granite farmhouses. En route you will pass the parish church which dates back to the 13th century, a museum chronicling the German occupation and a pretty hamlet which was reputedly the haunt of smugglers.

Take a detour and you will discover some eateries that are perfect for a stop off, including a cliff top cafe at Le Gouffre which offers lovely views.

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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