A little adventure in Sark

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Sark is like a little magical island you would find in a story book. Think along the lines of Enid Blyton as the only means of getting around the island are by horse and cart, push bike or on foot for cars are banned. Only the odd tractor is allowed.

horse and cart

All you need is a rucksack with some fresh crab sandwiches and a flask of tea to accompany you as you explore the many hidden pathways adorned with Daises, Red Campion, Bluebells and Three-Cornered Garlic.

floral footpath

sark footpath

There are birds and butterflies as well as trees arching over the pathways, stunning bays, caves and cliffs, quaint buildings and cottages and impressive views of the sea and neighbouring channel islands. And with the lack of cars it is an incredibly peaceful place as well as very freeing being able to roam around at will.

Sark cottage


sark henge

To fire up the imagination even more if you head to the south of the island there's Sark Henge, and Derrible Bay (isn't that the most wonderful name for a beach you ever did hear!) and the Hog's Back to the west. Further round to the south-west is La Coupee, a tiny isthmus (with breathtaking views!) leading you to Little Sark, which has an old silver mine and mill and Venus Pool tucked away in the rocks and only visible at low tide.

Venus pool and silver mine

When you're in need of a sit down, La Sablonnerie has a pretty garden where you can have a scrumptious cream tea in the pretty garden.


flowers

Castle

Head around to the west of the island and you can even spot through your binoculars a castle on Brecqhou Island. This isn't open to the public but if you head out for a 3 hour boat ride on George's boat, he'll sail you around the entire island where you'll get a fine view of the castle.

George's Boat Sark


Maze

Staying on the west side, La Seigneurie boasts a beautiful walled garden, maze and exhibition, as well as serving up some mighty fine food, perfect after a hike around the island.

Sark

Heading up to the north of the island there's a wonderful Buddhist Carving next to the unspoilt L'Eperquerie Common.

Blackbird

With plenty more to explore, this treasure island really is the perfect choose your own adventure book of a place to visit and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to get away from it all and those who are fond of walking and exploring the great outdoors.

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