Alderney Coast Path is a 10 mile loop trail located near Saint Anne, Alderney, Guernsey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 944 feet Route Type: Loop



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This is a circular walk or run around the stunning Alderney Coast Path, which claims to have more historic buildings (21), species of birds (100+) and species of wildflowers (1000+) than any other country walk of this length in the world. It is also special because there are almost no buildings other than forts between the path and the sea, affording wonderful views throughout the walk. The main town, St Anne, lies in the centre of the island so the walk can be easily split into sections and completed on different days. The route is nearly all off-road along easy tracks. There are a few hill sections which can get slippery when wet, so walking boots are advised. There are toilets at two places en route and two refreshment stops, at the bottom of Essex Castle and at the campsite (these may not be open in winter). The weather is maritime and changeable so wet gear is advised. There are no stiles or gates on route and any livestock is held away from the paths behind fences. The whole route is way-marked with 36 engraved stones giving distances to and from Braye, the starting place - these numbered stone way-markers are mentioned in this guide's turn-by-turn directions to help you navigate. If you collect a Coast Path Challenge leaflet from the Visitor Information Centre you can enter a fun competition and get a certificate to prove you have walked the whole path.

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