Occupation reminders & Folklore legend

Walk 3, Section 7

2.5 Hour+
Moderate
136 m
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1) Le Souffleur

A magnificent blowhole called Le Souffler (The Breather), said to be the most impressive in the Channel Islands

2) L'Angle Tower

L'Angle is a German direction-finding tower.

3) Tas de Pois D'Aval

A large peaked rock, inhabited by several species of gull.

4) Batterie Dollman Gun Pit

Restored battery gun pit that houses the last of its type in Europe.

5) Pleinmont Headland

Magnificent views from this south/south west coast spot

6) The Hanois Lighthouse

The Hanois Lighthouse was completed in 1862 and was manned until 1996

7) Table des Pions - The Fairy Ring

In local folklore the site is linked with fairies, witches, and elves and as such the locals call it the Fairy Ring.

8) Fort Pezeries

Since at least 1680 there has been a fortification of some sort or another on this site.

9) Portelet Harbour

Portelet Harbour is a small working fishing harbour where you can relax and watch the fishing boats or enjoy the sea and sand on this west-facing, safe and sheltered beach.

This walk leads to the south-west corner of the Island. German fortifications are strung along this particular section of cliffs, two such being L'Angle, a direction-finding tower, and the imposing Batterie Dollmann, a command post. One of the most impressive sights to be seen in Guernsey is to be found on this route, La Table Des Pions, roughly translated as the footman's table, a circular ditch with a flat grassy area in the middle, surrounded by ancient stones. It is an ancient form of picnic table for servants who took part in a late 18th century procession called La Chevauchée. It is also affectionately known locally as 'The Fairy Ring.' On reaching the somewhat gentler west coast, we reach the picturesque Portelet harbour. Here you can find somewhere to rest with a drink or a snack and take in the 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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