Le Ch'min du Trésor
This circular walk from Les Buttes (parish green) was officially opened to the public in May 2009. Much clearance work was undertaken by our Group and Community Services to provide access. In 2014 La Société Guernesiase took over management of the area.
Starting at Les Buttes the path meanders down through woodland to the meadow below, then alongside the douit (stream) before leading up again to the new De Beauvoir Steps. From there the path leads out into a grassy area behind de Beauvoir Cemetery, then back to Les Buttes past the Church.
Insect, bird and all types of wildlife abound in to the meadow with the rich variety of plant life already established there .
Le Hotael de Bibides (Guernsey French for bug hotel), provides a home for resident bugs!
The Walk was the brainchild of the Reverend Maurice Strike. rector of the parish 2004 - 2013
La rue du Braye pathway
In conjunction with the National Trust, Culture and Leisure Department and private landowners we have opened up a footpath from the National Trust land to Le Creux es Faies passage tomb.
A seat which once belonged to the late Leslie Mahy, a grower in the parish, has been refurbished by inmates at the prison and will be placed there.
Walkers using the path will be able to sit down and enjoy stunning views across the Colin Best Nature Reserve and shingle bank at Perelle.
Putting the bois back in to
We're always on the lookout for new sites to plant trees in the parish. Our initiatives include -
In 2009 we planted 27 trees at La Croix Cemetery with the help of 54 pupils from La Houguette School
The 70th anniversary of the evacuation prior to the German invasion in 1940 was commemorated in the parish with a community tree planting at Le'Chmin du Trésor in 2010.
A bee friendly tree 'giveway' in 2015 involved 75 free crab apple and apple trees for parishioners to encourage bees in to their properties.