Guernsey’s a beautiful island, and there’s no better way to experience it than first-hand, in the outdoors.
Petit Bot to Le Gouffre
Directions: Standing by the tearooms facing the sea, take the steps on your right and follow round the cliff. It’s a short 20 minute walk, however there are some sections of steep steps to be aware of.
Bus Routes: 91, 92, 93, 94, 95 to Les Bourgs
The Fairy Ring
Bus Routes: 61, 91, 92, 93, 94 to Pleinmont
Important information for Lihou Causeway crossings:
- Allow at least 20 minutes to cross the causeway.
- This time could vary around 20 minutes due to weather conditions.
- Do not cross the causeway if submerged at any point as there could be dangerous currents.
- Only cross the causeway between the times shown by the timetables as linked.
- Do not cross the causeway at night.
- Pet dogs are not permitted on Lihou in order to protect the wildlife.
- The causeway will be wet in places so sturdy footwear is recommended.
The Lihou RAMSAR wetland site is a great walk for any nature enthusiast.
Your walk starts on the west coast of the island near L’Eree headland where you cross
the causeway and will find many different species of seaweed as there are more than
200 around this beautiful 38-acre island.
Once on Lihou, take the path to the left of the house which was bombed during World
War 2 as Guernsey was occupied by the Germans and is now group accommodation
which can be hired out.
A few minutes down the path, you will come to one of the main sights on Lihou which
are the remains of the 12 th Century Priory of St Mary which was once inhabited by
monks and has also been said to be one of the largest religious relics in the Bailiwick of
If you continue down the path towards the end of the island you will come across the
stunning Venus Pool which is a naturally occurring pool at low tide which is deep and
large enough for the brave who fancy a swim.
For the keen nature enthusiast, stick to the shoreline and you will be able to see lots of
the fascinating wildlife that live on the island, such as the abundance of cushion stars. Lihou is fantastic for the keen bird watcher
as the island is home to over 150 species of bird.
Following the path down the shoreline, you will have eventually made a full loop and
you will be back at the house. Make sure you have enough time to cross the causeway at
Bus Routes: 62, 91, 92 to L’Eree Bunker
No toilet or kiosk facilities.
No disabled access
Bus Routes: 81 to Doyle’s Monument
WW2 Gun Battery
This gun battery and surrounding bunkers date back to the Second World War, when Guernsey was occupied and became an important base for the Germans in the English Channel. This particular battery remains untouched; you can wander through the tunnels and explore the underground rooms. The gun sits on the headland, with stunning views over the south coast. Paths stretch in both directions from here, so why not continue along the cliffs and explore the other historical towers that line the south coast?
Bus Routes: 91, 92, 93, 94 to Rue des Portelettes
Bus Routes: 42,62, 91 to Fort Hommet
A beautiful scenic route through the western parish of St Saviours. This walk includes some difficult terrain underfoot but it is worth every step. The woodland surrounding the reservoir represents Guernsey’s countryside at its finest so if you’re interested in wildlife make sure to bring some binoculars and a bird-spotting or tree-spotting guide for an informative day out.
Bus Routes: 71 to St. Saviour’s Church