Walking tours in and around Guernsey, Channel Islands

Walking tours in and around Guernsey, Channel Islands

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and is ideally located for those travelling from either the UK or Mainland Europe. Within the Bailiwick of Guernsey are several other islands including Alderney which is very popular with those interested in birdwatching and the car-free idyllic Isle of Sark and Herm Island.

The island of Guernsey is a great place to explore on foot with plenty of different areas to explore with stunning cliff path views, coastal scenery and relaxing rural walks. Rich in history, particularly as a result of the island’s Occupation during the Second World War, the island has many museums and remnants of this period.

Travel to Guernsey, Channel Islands

Southampton Airport is a short thirty minute flight away and there are also good connections to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Exeter.

There are regular ferry sailings from Guernsey’s St. Peter Port Harbour to the UK ports of Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth as well as to the French port of St. Malo, making it convenient to bring one’s own vehicle over to the island.

Annette Henry Guernsey Tours

For those who enjoy walking and learning about local history, experienced Gold Accredited Guide, Annette Henry, has many fascinating tours on offer which are suitable for those of all ages. These tours are very popular with islanders and holiday-makers alike and the combination of Annette’s unique story-telling ability and extensive knowledge of local folklore, legends and tales make Guernsey’s rich history truly come alive.

There are a range of walking tours available include Legends by Lamplight, The Chronicles of Castle Cornet and The Tortuous Tour of Town. In addition, Annette also offers the opportunity to explore the idyllic car-free Herm Island by boat and on foot.

The Chronicles of Castle Cornet, Guernsey

The popular Chronicle of Castle Cornet Tour is available throughout the visitor season from late April through to Mid-August and takes place every Tuesday Evening, beginning at 6.30pm at the main entrance to Castle Cornet. An accredited guide dressed in costume takes one back to Medieval Times and shares myths and murders through the use of narratives and pictures.

Following the tour, there is a group meal in the Guernsey Yacht Club’s Commodore Restaurant which is just a few minutes walk away from the Castle and offers spectacular views out to the other islands of Herm and Sark.