Le Catioroc & Lihou Island – South West Coast
Parking: Limited at Le Catioroc headland
Bus Route: 91 from St Peter Port. Alight at Le Croix Martin for Le Catioroc and Fort Saumarez for Lihou Island
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Kiosk: During Summer – ice cream/hotdogs at L’Eree beach facility
Facilities: Public Facilities at L’Eree Beach
Distance: 1 mile
Perry’s Guide: 12 D4
Le Catioroc was a 17th century site of witchcraft trials, sabbath celebrations and a Napoleonic Fort. Take the path that runs through and past these ancient sites to the NTG area which enjoys spectacular views to the North and South of this headland.
Park at Le Catioroc headland, cross the road and take the path that leads to the Napoleonic Fort and Megalithic Dolmen as mentioned above. Walk through the Trust’s South field and take the pathway in the corner that leads down to Rue des Bordes which will lead you back to Le Catioroc headland and the carpark.
For a longer route, taking in Lihou headland:
Start at Le Catioroc (parking as before) and heading in a SW coastal direction towards land owned by the NTG to what is commonly known as Lihou headland.
No trip to Guernsey is complete without a trip to Lihou Island.
NTG owns a small area of land on the Lihou headland. Looking inland from this point (more or less at the base of the German built observation tower), we enjoy a green-field view over Guernsey’s first airstrip, formerly known as L’Eree Aerodrome. It is now under the guardianship of La Societe Guernesiaise and better known as Colin Best’s Nature Reserve.
The NTG land at this site enables visitors to enjoy a vantage point and be sheltered from the prevailing west wind.
NTG would like to thank Megalithic Guernsey for their useful links to Le Catioroc
A wider walk, incorporating this land is detailed in “Coastal Walks & Nature Trails in Guernsey”, a States of Guernsey Environment Dept & Coast Media Publication. Available to buy locally or online.