Activities, Walks and Tours

An AWT bat walkBat Walk, Chris Andrews

The AWT provides a wide range of Activities, Walks and Tours throughout the year. See below for a list of our Walks and Tours and check What’s On for the latest Activities.

The programme of walks and tours runs throughout the year, with something for everyone to do. During the Spring, Autumn and Winter the programme is run on a 'request' basis, so if you would like to know more please get in touch

 

Guided on Burhou from Living Islands: Live on Vimeo.

 

Conservation Volunteering

Green gym: much of Alderney’s most beautiful countryside is kept open to the public by volunteers who meet every week for 2hr sessions to socialise, help care for the island and get a green workout.  The work undertaken varies weekly but the group welcomes visitors to join them for a one off session, be it clearing footpaths or historic sites.  (Please contact us for more details)

Scheduled: every Wednesday and Saturday at 1.45pm meeting at the Wildlife Trust Office, Victoria Street.

Price: Free

Guided Town Walk

A tour of the hidden aspects of St. Anne including access to the Court of Alderney and St. Anne’s Church.  An easy walk for anyone, taking around 1.5-2hrs. 

Scheduled: Mondays at 2pm (by prior booking only, via the Alderney Visitor Information Centre, from May until September). 

Price: £6 adults, £3 children, 20% discount to AWT members.

Guided Countryside Walk

A walk to try and show you some hidden aspects of the island and provide new information to discover a little more about Alderney. The guides are very knowledgeable and can adapt the focus of the walk depending on the interests of the group. The wonderful thing about Alderney is that there is a huge amount of wildlife and visible history packed into a small and easily accessible space., and walking is the best way to see it up close. Walks take around 2 to 2.5 hours.

Upon request only, subject to minimum 4 people. Enquiries to the Aldeney Wildlife Trust office.

Price: £6 adults, £3 children, 20% discount to AWT members. 

Lighthouse Tours

Tours provide the chance to visit all parts of this fascinating tower which was commissioned in 1912 and was one of the last lights to be automated in 1997. Learn some fascinating history of Alderney’s shores and experience the stunning views from the top (fog allowing!)
N.B. only people wearing flat shoes secured to the feet (no flip-flops) and who are over 1.1m in height will be allowed to climb the tower.

Scheduled: Sundays 3pm from April to September. Can be organised for groups via advance booking

Price: £4 adults; £3children. 

Bat and hedgehog walks

Using bat detectors the group will go in search of bats, predominant amongst which are the Pipistrelle, just 3.5" long and with a wingspan of just 9". Your guide will give an insight into the life of bats,  how they live and their feeding cycles - bats feed on micro-moths and midges and can eat up to 3000 midges in one night. This is a chance to discover the nocturnal world of these amazing creatures. An ideal walk for young and old, lasting around 1.5hrs.

Scheduled every Wednesday evening at sunset from May 1st – October 16th (by prior booking only), weekly times are posted in the Alderney Wildlife Trust Office.

Price: £6 adults, £3 children, 20% discount to AWT members.

 

Kayaking on Alderney's south coast from Living Islands: Live on Vimeo.

Wildlife Kayaking

Taking time to paddle out in one of the Alderney Wildlife Trust's transparent kayaks with a guide is a unique experience.  Be it cruising through the shallows or nosing into caves the tranquility and peace that can be found when out for a paddle is second to none.

Scheduled: during the summer, by request at other times of year

Price: £15 adults, £12 children & 20% discount to AWT members (1.5hrs)

Seabirds Boat Trip

Alderney has one of the most unique coastlines of any British island, crammed with seabirds including the much loved Puffin (only on Burhou from March until July) and more than 2% of the world’s Northern Gannet population.  Coupled with this the strong tides and dramatic backdrop makes a seabirds tour with Sula (the Alderney Wildlife Trust’s workboat) a great way to spend a couple of hours (see our Facebook page for images).

Scheduled: from Spring to Autumn, please check in the Alderney Wildlife Trust Office, Victoria Street.

Price: £25adults, £20 child & 20% discount to AWT members

Alderney’s Seabirds and Round Island Boat Trip

Alderney has one of the most unique coastlines of any British island, crammed with seabirds including more than 2% of the world’s Northern Gannet population.  Coupled with this the strong tides and dramatic backdrop makes a seabirds tour with Sula (the Aldeney Wildlife Trust’s workboat) a great way to spend a couple of hours and get to see more of Alderney (see our Facebook page for images).
All trips start from the RNLI Station on the Commercial Quay and passengers are asked to congregate 10min before the trip's start time.

Scheduled: from Spring to Autumn, please check in the Alderney Wildlife Trust Office, Victoria Street.

Price: £30 adults, £22 child & 20% discount to AWT members

Boat Trip: Burhou Sightseeing

Have you ever wanted to visit the Burhou? Join a guide from the Alderney Wildlife Trust on a walk around Burhou in company and see first hand where the Puffins and Storm Petrels nest.  Total trip time approx. 2-2.5hrs, with between 40-60 minutes on Burhou. 

Access to the island is by tender so all those undertaking the trip must be able to climb down and up 3ft from an inflatable.  Clothes suitable for walking but also acceptable for getting wet when leaving the boat must be worn (see our Facebook page for images).

Scheduled: from August to October, please check in the Alderney Wildlife Trust Office, Victoria Street.

Price: £40 adults, £30 child & 20% discount to AWT members
 

Book tours through the Alderney Wildlife Trust, 48 Victoria Street or contact us.
N.B. most of the above tours and activities are run by volunteers and all income generated goes towards the work of the Alderney Wildlife Trust.  We do however, regret that this form of staffing can on occasion cause occasional irregularities in service and we ask for your forbearance when this does occur.