Sark has a lot to offer walkers, be it those just looking for a gentle stroll or the more energetic who are happy to wander the cliff paths, and explore the rock pools and beaches. There are many paths crisscrossing the island and walkers are welcome. Sark has an amazing 40 miles of rugged coastline, some only accessible by boat, but much can be seen or reached by walkers. For a small island there is a wealth of choice; the cliff-paths offer fantastic views of Jersey, Guernsey, Herm and the coastline of France; deep wooded valleys are a cooling relief to summer’s heat; paths meander through lush meadows; and for the adventurous, Little Sark with its abandoned silver mines, wonderful views and cliffs abundant with gorse is a must.
The La Trobe brothers started writing their guidebooks in 1861 with “Scrambles in Sark” and they continued to publish their books for many years. The term “Latrobing” was coined to describe clambering around the coast on a low spring tide. It is interesting to see that the descriptions of the walks have little changed and it is still possible to follow them.