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Round island walk takes place today

Round island walk takes place today

Saturday 09 June 2018

Round island walk takes place today

Saturday 09 June 2018

The Saffery Rotary Walk is taking place again today, with hundreds of people hiking around the circumference of Guernsey.

With registration having kicked off at 04:30 in the morning, people would have begun the walk as the sun rose, with many attempting to set record times, while others set out to enjoy the views and the walk itself.

Over 500 walkers registered to take part this year, and all of the sponsorship money they raise will be contributed toward 20 charities.

Earlier in the week, the weather was looking positive for the event, with sunny and breezy intervals. 

At 39 miles, the walk itself passes around some of the "most beautiful scenery in Guernsey" – sunrise at Jerbourg and the cliff paths, passing the golden sandy beaches and offshore rocks, the views across to France and Herm with the other islands as one comes down the east coast. With all this, to complete the Walk is an experience in itself, the organisers said, but to combine it while raising funds for local good causes makes it a "truly worthwhile achievement".

Due to prior commitments with the Queen's birthday, the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Ian Corder, and his son, completed the walk in advance to show their support to the cause - their achievement can be read about here.

For more information, you can visit the walk's website here.

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