Sandy Beaches, Cliffs & Ancient Pathways - Herm

Walk 15

1.5 Hour
Moderate
84 m
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1) The Prison

The bee-hive shaped building was the island prison during the quarrying industry in the early 1800s

2) The Herm Cemetery

The popular story of this cemetery dated 1832 is that the two people buried here died of cholera when they were on board a ship travelling from Jersey to England.

3) Herm Common

Herm Common has previously been the home of a nine hole golf course, chamber tombs and even wallabies

4) The Neolithic Burial Chamber

This fine burial chamber is evidence of some of the first occupants Herm between 3000-2000 BC

5) The Obelisk

The obelisk was built during the 1800s when Herm was quarried for granite

6) Shell Beach & Cafe

This is the most famous of Herm's beaches - the sweep of golden sand stretches almost three quarters of a mile

7) The Oxen Shoeing Stocks

Oxen were raised off the ground in this device while the blacksmith placed metal shoes over their hooves

8) Manor Village

The manor village area at the top of the hill is a cluster of islanders' homes and holiday cottages

9) St Tugual's Chapel

This little chapel in the Manor village dates from the 11th century

For a tiny Island Herm has a fascinating history and so visiting is a must for visitors and locals alike. A short twenty minute ferry ride takes you to one of two landing points where you will discover peace and tranquillity. This Tasty Walk will take you around this beautiful Island where you will find breathtaking views. As well as the unspoilt natural environment, you will also discover points of interest along the way, such as a tiny prison built in the shape of a beehive, a Neolithic burial chamber and Shell Beach, made up of tiny broken shells. There are also good opportunities for refreshments with a pub, a hotel and beach cafes scattered around the island. Herm is a must, and with frequent boat trips you can easily choose when and for how long you wish to visit.

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.

For further information on the Island, please visit our Island Hopping page.

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