There’s a new reason to visit the Channel Island of Guernsey this spring - to make the most of its stunning scenery, rich heritage and fantastic food on a ‘Tasty Walk’.
Throughout March and April Guernsey’s tourist industry will be offering a new programme of 34 themed walks, which showcase the island’s attractions and end with a delicious Guernsey meal.
Led by accredited guides and with group sizes at a maximum of 30 people, the walks are aimed at encouraging visitors to enjoy Guernsey, before the main summer season starts. Walks last up to two hours and 30 minutes, and prices start at £13.50 per person.
The walks will include ‘A Stitch in Time’ on Mondays (£24), which will focus on St Peter Port and include a visit to the Guernsey Tapestry (actually a series of 10 tapestries which depict 1,000 years of island history), before an evening meal.
‘A West Coast Wander’ (£20.50), taking place on Saturday mornings, will allow walkers to explore the beaches, fortifications and heritage of the rugged west side of the island, before stopping off for lunch. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays ‘Uninvited Guests – The Reich, The Writer and The Royals’ (£13.50) will tell tales of World War II Occupation, Victor Hugo’s years in exile in Guernsey and an unexpected visit from Queen Victoria, followed by a Guernsey cream tea.
Running alongside the walks, the island’s eateries will be celebrating the renowned local produce with a series of Guernsey-themed menus, allowing visitors the chance to enjoy the flavours of Guernsey throughout their stay.
Guernsey is easy to get to with Condor Ferries and once there visitors can explore 28 miles of dramatic clifftop paths, peaceful rural lanes, secluded bays and sweeping beaches - plenty of time to work up an appetite.
Guernsey food is some of the best around, with the island’s world-famous dairy produce and ultra-fresh seafood among the highlights. Local specialities include the rich fruitbread gâche, the warming Guernsey beanjar stew, and apple dessert gâche mélée.
For further general information on Guernsey please go to www.visitguernsey.com