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Tasty Walks Guernsey - Walk 5 Section 3 - Castles & Towers lead back to the Capital

Vale Castle to St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Route Information

  • This route goes from Vale Castle to the Memorial Mast Roundabout in St Peter Port.
  • The majority of the route is on surfaced paths.
  • The route will take approximately 1.5 hours.
  • This route is not a loop so you may need to retrace the route to return to the car parking at Vale Castle.
  • There is car parking available at Vale Castle and along the esplanades in St Peter Port. These can be used as pickup and drop off points.
  • Alternatively there are bus stops along St Sampson harbour, along the route from Le Bas Courtil to Glategny Esplanade.
  • 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 Vale Castle, St Sampson harbour, and at the Memorial Mast Roundabout. 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).

Vale Castle to St Sampson Clock Tower

  • This section of the walk is approximately 1.1km.
  • The walk begins at Vale Castle.
  • The route begins between two car parks.
  • The route is compact gravel.
  • There are easy slopes on this section of the route.
  • The path leads to a small car park.
  • The surface of the car park is loose chippings.
  • At the car park cross the road to join the footpath.
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • The road is busy.
  • The surface of the footpath is tarmac.
  • After 214m cross the road back to the coast side, just beyond the harbour pier arm.
  • Follow the footpath beside the road, continuing from Castle Road to North Quay.
  • Continue along the north wall of St Sampson's harbour, past some additional parking.
  • There are public toilets along North Quay (may have seasonal openings).
  • Continue along North Quay to the mini-roundabout.
  • At the roundabout follow the footpath and road to the left, onto The Bridge.
  • Follow the footpath and road around The Bridge and continue to the left towards St Sampson Clock Tower.

St Sampson Clock Tower to Le Mont Crevelt Tower

  • This section of the walk is approximately 392m.
  • There is on-street parking along South Quay.
  • The route follows the footpath along the road.
  • This section of the route is level.
  • At St Sampson Clock Tower cross over the road.
  • There is a designated crossing point.
  • Follow the road, crossing over Church Road.
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • Church Road is quiet, but the route crosses at a wide area of the road.
  • Continue along the footpath beside the main road until you turn a right angle corner.
  • Cross the road along this section of the road.
  • The road is busy.
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • Le Mont Crevelt Tower is on the left, overlooking the sea.

Le Mont Crevelt Tower to Belle Greve Bay

  • This section of the walk is approximately 2.1km.
  • The route follows the footpath along the side of the road.
  • The majority of the route is level.
  • The surface of the footpath is tarmac.
  • The path becomes very narrow for approximately 5m at the start of this section of the route.
  • Follow the footpath along to a crossroads with a pedestrian crossing.
  • There is a dropped kerb at the crossing.
  • The dropped kerb has tactile paving.
  • Continue along the footpath.
  • There is car parking along Bulwer Avenue.
  • The surface of the car park is loose chippings.
  • Continue along the footpath between the car park and the road.
  • Continue along the footpath beside the road.
  • The route overlooks the bay and runs beside Les Bas Courtils.
  • Continue along the footpath beside as the road becomes Les Banques.
  • The route continues along the coast.
  • The footpath is split for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • There are additional small car parks along Les Bas Courtils and Les Banques.
  • The surface of the additional parking is tarmac.
  • Continue along Les Banques beyond the mini roundabout at Grand Bouet.
  • There is a raised viewing point on the left, as you approach the end of this section.
  • The viewing point is accessed by 18 medium height steps without handrails.
  • This section ends just beyond the raised viewing point and gives views across the Belle Greve Bay to Herm and Little Herm.

Belle Greve Bay to The Memorial Mast Roundabout