“"When gorse is out of blossom, then kissing is out of fashion" – an old Guernsey saying. Gorse is always in bloom, somewhere, year round!”
“The view over outlying islands from all Trust lands along this stretch of coast, is spectacular.”
“The Jubilee Wood at Le Gouffre with a floor of bluebells each Spring time.”
Le Gouffre, Le Bigard & La Plaine des Camprôts
All three National Trust of Guernsey land areas lie approximately half-way along the south coast cliff path, offering places to enjoy spectacular views. Walking from Le Gouffre to Le Bigard, it is possible to extend a walk through a network of paths, field and the headland that make up the NTG lands at La Plaine des Camprôts.
Ideally, park at Trust property Les Caches Farm – explore and, maybe bring a picnic to enjoy in the apple orchard – then walk down to Le Gouffre, from where all of these land areas can easily be found.
In 2011, the Trust carved out a new circular walk at Le Gouffre, on land donated by the Breedijk family, with entry and exit points from and onto the cliff path. It begins at the top of the ﬂight of steps beyond the Le Gouffre Café. After a moderate climb, a magnificent view frames the rocky valley and sea which can be enjoyed from a green bench. National Trust land starts from just a few steps away, clearly marked with an entrance stone. From here, a circular walk can be enjoyed and a rare opportunity to rest awhile in a sheltered field with a magnificent sea view.
Tree-planting in these areas has been sponsored by the Channel Islands Co-operative Society and the Insurance Corporation. In 2016, The Queen’s Jubilee Wood and Walk at Le Gouffre was sponsored by Insurance Corporation and established with the help of Guernsey Trees for Life and Guernsey Conservation Volunteers.
Walking from Le Gouffre to Le Bigard, it is possible to extend a walk through a network of paths, field and the headland that make up the NTG lands at La Plaine des Camprôts.
Large parcels of land on the south coast of Guernsey are safeguarded by National Trust of Guernsey for future generations to enjoy.
Both areas are just a short walk down the hill from Les Caches Farm, where parking is also available.
Visit Guernsey's map locates Le Gouffre to La Corbiere route from marker no. 2.
Parking: Available at Le Gouffre or La Corbiere
Kiosk: Le Gouffre Cafe
Facilities: No public facilities
Terrain: Moderate. Cliff steps involved at outset from Le Gouffre.
Distance: On average, a couple of miles
How to find us
Perry's guide: P28, D5 | GPS 49.4212, -2.5969
Bus routes: 91 Alight at Le Bourg (Forest Stores)