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Guernsey’s Annual Autumn Walking Festival: 17 September to 2 October 2022

by Karen Rollins Sep 12, 2022

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One of the best ways to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Guernsey, Herm, and Sark is on a walking tour.

During the last few weeks of September into October, the annual Autumn Walking Festival gives locals and visitors a chance to explore the Bailiwick and learn more about its history.

Experienced, accredited, and professional guides lead the way, and they are happy to share their knowledge on a range of hiking trails across the islands for beginners, intermediate, and advanced walkers.

Below are some of the walks that will be taking place:

17 September

The WW2 German Occupation of Sark – 8am-6pm. An all-day walk taking in all the sites on Sark occupied by the Germans during the Second World War.

20 September

Herm, Around and Beyond – 11am-3pm. Accredited tour guide and horticulturalist Malcolm Cleal shares the history, legends’, and botany of Herm.

24 September

Secrets of Saumarez Park, discover the Walled Garden – 10am-12pm. A walk focusing on the Saumarez family, architecture, and gardens.

26 September

Mysterious streets of St Peter Port – 7.30pm-9pm. Hear about various spooky happenings in St Peter Port and visit the place where witches were burned at the stake.

1 October

Hidden Gems of Guernsey – 10am-11.30am. Find out more about Guernsey’s volcanic past and see some of the natural gemstones formed on the island.

2 October

Walking in the Footsteps of Renoir and Victor Hugo – 2pm-4.30pm. This hike focuses on Renoir’s stay in Guernsey in the summer of 1883 and Victor Hugo’s frequent visits to Moulin Huet.

Source: VisitGuernsey.com