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Tasty Walks Guernsey - Walk 4 Section 2- A Wildlife Haven, a Witch's Haunt and a Tiny Chapel

L'Eree Bay to Vazon Bay, Guernsey

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Route Information

  • This route goes from L'eree Bay Headland to the Loop-Holed Tower at Vazon Bay.
  • The majority of the route is on surfaced paths.
  • Some of the route involves walking on some Ruette Tranquilles. There are no footpaths along these road.
  • The speed limit on the the Ruette Tranquilles is 15mph with priority given to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
  • The route will take approximately 2.5 hours.
  • This route is not a loop so you may need to retrace the route to return to the car parking at L'eree Bay Headland.
  • There is car parking available at L'eree Bay Headland and along Vazon Bay. These can be used as pickup and drop off points.
  • Alternatively there are bus stops near L'eree Bay Headland and along Vazon Bay.
  • There are a number of additional car parks located along the route, which can be used to make the walk more manageable for people with limited mobility.
  • There are public toilets located at L’eree Bay Beach and along Vazon bay. These may only be open during peak season.
  • For more information about the walk, to download a map or an audio information podcast please click here (opens in a new tab).

L'eree Bay Headland - L'eree Bay Shingle Bank

  • This section of the walk is approximately 320m.
  • The walks begins at L'eree Bay Headland.
  • There is a car park located at the end of the headland.
  • The headland has views of L'eree bay and Lihou Island.
  • There is tarmac road leading from the car park.
  • There may be vehicles using the road, caution is advised.
  • There is a steep slope leading down from the headland to L'eree Bay Shingle Bank.
  • If the road down is not accessible there is a car park located next to the Shingle Bank.

L'eree Bay Shingle Bank - Perelle Bay

  • This section of the walk is approximately 614m.
  • There is car parking available next to L'eree bay Shingle Bank.
  • The car park has an uneven surface.
  • There is a path that runs parallel to the shingle bank and La Route De La Roque.
  • The path has a loose chipping surface.
  • The Colin Best Nature Reserve is located on the opposite side of La Route De La Roque.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the route.
  • The path merges with the footpath for La Route De La Roque.
  • The surface of the footpath is tarmac.
  • At the point La Route De La Roque bears right, there is a small parking area.
  • The parking overlooks Perelle Bay.

Perelle Bay - Perelle Village

  • This section of the walk is approximately 840m.
  • From the parking the route requires crossing La Route De La Roque.
  • There is no designated crossing point on the road so caution is advised when crossing.
  • There is a path that runs off La Route De La Roque.
  • The surface of the path begins as tarmac and becomes loose chipping as you reach the end of the path.
  • The path is uneven in places.
  • At the end of the path it merges with a Rue De Tranquil. At the Rue De Tranquil turn left and follow the road.
  • There is no footpath along the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac and narrow in places, so be wary of passing vehicles.
  • The are easy and moderate slopes along the road.
  • Follow the Ruette Tranquilles until it reaches the cross road with the Rue De Felconte.
  • Rue De Felconte leads into Perrelle Village.

Perelle Village - Vazon Bay

  • This section of the walk is approximately 3km long.
  • At the crossroads turn left and follow the road until it bears right and becomes La Grande Rue.
  • Along the La Grande Rue there is a footpath beside the road.
  • The footpath is tarmac and is step free.
  • Along the La Grande Rue there is St Apolline's Chapel.
  • At the chapel turn left and follow the side road for 100m.
  • There is no footpath along the side road.
  • At the crossroad take a right and carry on following the road for 400m until you reach a cross road with the La Grand Rue.
  • Turn Left and follow La Grand Rue for 210m until you reach a crossroad.
  • At the crossroads turn left and then take the next first right turn.
  • Follow the road for 170m until you reach a crossroads with Rue De La Maladrerie.
  • Cross over Rue De La Maladrerie to access Route De La Marette.
  • There is no designated crossing point on the road.
  • Follow Route De La Marette for 450m until the road reaches a car park and Fort Richmond.
  • Fort Richmond overlooks both Perelle Bay and Vazon Bay.
  • After visiting Fort Richmond, return up Route De La Marette.
  • When you reach the crossroads with Rue De La Maladrerie, turn left and follow the road for 60m and take the first left.
  • Follow the road for 400m until you reach Vazon Bay.
  • After 200m the road bears right and leads to the parking at Vazon Bay.

Vazon Bay - Loop - Holed Tower

  • This section of the walk is approximately 1.5km long.
  • There is car parking available at the Perelle Village end of Vazon bay.
  • There is a path leading from the car park.
  • The path has loose chippings, but as you progress along the path some parts have a light sandy surface.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.
  • There is another car park located along Vazon Road. There is the Richmond Kiosk which sells hot and cold snacks (the kiosk is only open during peak season).
  • The car park is split into two.
  • There is a steep sandy slope leading between the two car parks.
  • There is a toilet block located between the two car parks (the public toilet is only open during the peak season).
  • The path resumes after the car parking.
  • The path has a loose chipping surface and is uneven in places.
  • At the end of the path there is another car park available.
  • The path carries on the opposite side of Vazon Road.
  • There is no designated crossing point.
  • There is a tarmac footpath running alongside Vazon Road.
  • The route crosses Vazon Road again and carries on a footpath.
  • The footpath is tarmac and leads to the Loop Holed Tower.
  • There is a restaurant, public toilets and parking located near to the tower.
  • For more information about Vistas Cafe and Public Toilets please click here (opens in a new tab).