A stunning walk showing you all that the northern half of the island has to offer. The walk starts on the east side and follows the coastline as far as possible up and around the north of the island and down the west coast.
The walk starts with a steep ascent up a path of steps and gravel onto the plateau. There are several occasions upon this walk where there are steep ascents and descents and so a good level of fitness is required. However, the pace is relatively gentle and there will be ample opportunity to take photographs.
You will walk through woodlands, meadows, vineyards and valleys. Whilst trying to retain the coast in sight as far as possible throughout, you will see various headlands with caves, steep cliffs and beautiful bays with panoramic views over to the surrounding islands of Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey, Brecquo, Herm and Jethou. On a very clear day, you can even see the coastline of France.
Along the walk we will look out over the Harbour, the lighthouse and bays such as Greve de la Ville, Les Fountaines, Port du Moulin and Havre Gosselin and walk out to the Eperquerie in the very north and the Gouliot Headland opposite Brecqhou in the west. We will pass original granite cottages, Elizabethan cannons, rock pools, the site of the original 6th century monastery, 16th century mill and the Window in the Rock.
For those of you who are bird lovers, if you bring your binoculars you may spot our native and visiting birds such as the guillemots, cormorants, peregrine falcons or possibly the shy puffins, to name just a few. If you are lucky, you may even spot one of the schools of dolphins who frequently visit the island and often swim alongside the Sark ferry. You will notice the myriad of floral displays on land and cliff top which change constantly throughout Spring, Summer and into Autumn.
The paths can be very narrow in places and covered in fine gravel or large rocks and boulders. A good grip and ankle support is important and so the wearing of walking boots is highly recommended.
The cost of this full day walk is £16 per person.