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Tasty Walks Guernsey - Walk 5 Section 1 Fishing Ports, Prehistoric Tombs and Sweeping Common Land

Rousee Tower to Pembroke Bay, Guernsey, GY6 8JP

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Route Information

  • This route goes from Rousse Tower to Pembroke Bay.
  • The majority of the route is on surfaced paths.
  • The route will take approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
  • This route is not a loop so you may need to retrace the route to return to the car parking at Rousse Tower.
  • There is parking available near Rouse Tower and Pembroke Bay, which can be used to park or for drop off and pickup points.
  • There are several car parking points located along the route.
  • Alternatively there are bus stops near Rousse Tower and Pembroke Bay.
  • For more information about the walk, to download a map or an audio information podcast please click here (opens in a new tab).

Rousse Tower - La Route De L'Islet

La Route De L'Islet - L'Ancresse Common

  • This section of the walk is approximately 1 km long.
  • There is parking available on the corner of La Route De L'Islet.
  • The path continues running parallel to La Route De L'Islet and Le Grand Havre Bay.
  • The path has a loose chipping surface.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.
  • There is another car park located on the corner where La Route De L'Islet meets L'Abbaye.
  • There is also a kiosk serving hot and cold snacks within the car park.
  • Opposite the car park and kiosk, there is the Vale Pond and Vale Church and Cemetery.
  • After the car park the path bears left and runs alongside Le Grand Havre.
  • The path has a loose chippings surface.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.
  • The path passes Les Amarreurs Harbour, before reaching L'Ancresse Common.

L'Ancresse Common - Ladies Bay

  • This section of the walk is approximately 800m long.
  • There is a car park located at the headland between Le Grand Havre and Ladies Bay.
  • There is a kiosk serving hot and cold snacks within the car park.
  • The path leads from the car park across L'Ancresse Common.
  • The path begins with a tarmac surface before becoming loose chippings.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.
  • The path runs parallel to Ladies Bay.
  • There is an 18 hole golf course on L'Ancresse Common. Please beware of stray golf balls.
  • At the end of the path, it merges with Mont Cuet Road.
  • The path on Mont Cuet Road is tarmac.
  • There is car parking available just off Mont Cuet Road.
  • There is an accessible toilet and standard toilets next to the kiosk.
  • There is a restaurant and kiosk located next to the car parking.
  • For more information about the Roc Salt Cafe please click here (opens in a new tab).
  • For more information about the Kiosk and Toilet facilities please click here (opens in a new tab).

Ladies Bay - Pembroke Bay

  • This section of the walk is approximately 580m long.
  • There is a car park available at Ladies Bay.
  • There are public toilet facilities available at Ladies Bay, next to the kiosk.
  • There is restaurant and kiosk serving hot and cold snacks next to the car park.
  • After leaving the car park the route continues by crossing Mont Cuet Road.
  • There is no designated crossing point so caution when crossing is advised.
  • After crossing the road, there is a tarmac path leading past some residential buildings.
  • The path leads to L'ancresse Common.
  • The surface of the path across the common varies between grass, loose chippings, light sand and is uneven in places.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes along the path.
  • The path passes near to the Millennium Stone and La Varde Passage Tomb.
  • The path of the common passes through the 1st tee of the golf course.
  • Visitors are asked to wait for golfers to hit their tee shots before carrying on.
  • There is a tarmac path leading past the 1st tee and leads back to another path through the common.
  • The path's are similar to the other paths within the common.
  • The path leads to Pembroke bay.
  • To get to Pembroke Bay, visitors must cross La Jaonneause Road.
  • There is no designated crossing point so caution when crossing is advised.
  • There is a car park located next to Pembroke Bay.
  • There is a Restaurant and Public toilets at the opposite end of Pembroke Bay.
  • For more information about the Beach House Restaurant please click (opens in new tab).
  • For more information about the public toilet facilities please click here (opens in a new tab).