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Guernsey Autumn Walking Festival returns with brand new routes

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Wednesday 04 September 2019

15 new walks are featured in this year's Autumn Walking Festival running from 14 - 29 September.

The festival is organised by the Bailiwick of Guernsey Guild of Accredited Guides with support from VisitGuernsey, and a wide range of interests and abilities are catered for.

For locals, it offers them the opportunity to learn from an expert, enjoy the great outdoors and view parts of the island in a different way.

Some of the newly introduced walks include 'The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page' for book fans, two bite-sized lunchtime tours in St Peter Port and a stroll in Sark looking at the highlights of its gold standard floral entry in the National Britain in Bloom Competition.

'The festival is perfect for visitors, but we also receive a good amount of local interest which is equally encouraging for us,' says Carla Bauer from the Bailiwick of Guernsey Guild of Accredited Guides. 

 'No matter who you are, Guernsey is an island that just keeps on giving in terms of interesting facts and gorgeous scenery and, as proud islanders, we never tire of it. We want to be as inclusive as possible so there are options for families, wheelchair users, workers in the town area and those in Alderney and Sark.

'Each walk is based on different themes such as heritage, flora and fauna, food, folklore and even the paranormal. The festival invites islanders to become a tourist for a few hours in the hope that we can hear them say: 'I never knew that!'

Walks start at just £3.00 per person. Full event listings can be found at visitguernsey.com or a free guide can be collected from the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port. 

There is a special offer of two walks for £20 in Sark on 14 and 15 September. These are: Tim Osborne's 'The WWII Occupation of Sark' on the Saturday exploring the route of two infamous British Commando raids and Malcolm Cleal's new 'Nationally Blooming Sark' walk on the Sunday.

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