Footpaths

Footpaths

©Joshua Copping - Footpath on the Vau du Saou reserve

Alderney is a walker's paradise with around 160km of roads, trails and footpaths of which more than 20km is managed by AWT volunteers and staff.

At just over 5.5 km in length and only 2.5 km wide many people consider walking on Alderney a very limited affair. Yet nothing could be further from the truth - the multitude of paths winding their way across all parts of the island, and the huge variety of landscape, wildlife and historic features are enough to challenge anyone's interest, 

Footpath markers

Public access around the island is one of Alderney's great assets. From our inception we took up the maintenance of sections of paths and trails which had otherwise fallen from use and upkeep.  

Today the AWT manages over 20km with a view to:

  • enabling public access to and enjoyment of the island's natural landscape
  • ensuring public access has a minimal impact on the island's wildlife 
  • creating information points and walkers' shelters wherever possible
  • working with local landowners, government and the public to ensure a harmonious relationship  
  • opening up areas of the island where access has been lost 
  • ensuring walkers respect the countryside code and leave Alderney in the same or better state than that they found it in.

We welcome any interest you might have in Alderney's footpaths, and maintaining them is a big part of the work our Conservation Volunteers carry out. 

To find out more please email admin@alderneywildlife.org or call +44(0)1481 822935