I love a good hike. It’s that feeling of really getting out in nature and exploring what the world around you has to offer. Until recently, I lived in London and unless I got a train to Hampstead Heath, I had to confine my walking and hiking to charity challenges (such as my 3 Peaks extravaganza) or holiday locations (exercising whilst tanning is excellent multi-tasking). Since moving to Guernsey, I am so happy to say that I have cliff walks on my doorstep. And I plan on really taking advantage of that. So when my mum came to visit last weekend, I just had to take her out to experience the views that this island has to offer.
The cliff path to Fermain Bay is a popular stretch along the west of the island from St Peter Port to Fermain Beach Cafe, an excellent place to stop for a coffee or lunch before heading back to where you came from. Fermain Bay itself is a stunning little place – and accessible by car if you don’t want to walk.
In terms of difficulty, it’s a pretty accessible hike with a clear path, occasional steps and inclines, and plenty of places to stop and rest. Which you’ll want to do because the views are just breathtaking. It’s nice to meet dog walkers along the way too. The walk takes about an hour to Fermain, maybe a little less back. The distance is about 6.5km (4miles) but of course it depends where you start from.
I can’t wait to get out and explore more of the cliff paths on Guernsey. I feel that I need to see more of the island and we plan to get a car so that we can do just that.
I also recently bought >this book< to help me with that.