Potato Peel Pie Occupation Walk in St Martins

Walk 20

2 Hour
Moderate
112 m
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1) Sausmarez Manor

Possibly one of the most interesting, beautiful and varied places on the island, encompassing so many different things to see and do, including a Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society tour. A delightful spot with sub-tropical gardens and sculpture park.

2) Calais Lane

Eben Ramsey's address was "Les Pommiers, Calais Lane". It is in this area of lanes that Elizabeth McKenna concocted a talk about a literary club.

3) La Bouvée and La Bouvée Farm

Take the path called Gypsy Lane, which takes you towards La Bouvée. Dawsey Adams lived in a farm in La Bouvée Lane.

4) Machine Gun Slit

Look out for the unusual slit in the roadside wall. This was created by the occupying Germans for machine gun nests

5) Doyle Column

Originally built in 1820 to honour General Sir John Doyle, Lieutenant Governor from 1803 to 1815

6) Old German Bunker

An old German bunker that was part of the Battery Strassburg can be seen here.

Explore the lanes of St Martin’s where Dawsey, Amelia, Isola and Eben all lived and take in the breath-taking scenery of the south coast cliffs which are to this day dotted with remnants of the German Occupation.

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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