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La Seigneurie Gardens Are Open

April 1, 2019 By 0 Comment
La Seigneurie Gardens Are Open

The gates of La Seigneurie Gardens officially opened this weekend for the new season. There are stunning displays of tulips and other spring bulbs as well as azaleas, fritillaries, irises, freesias and many other spring blooms. The star of the show is the magnolia tree in the walled garden that is just unfurling its pale pink petals. The Gardens are open between 10am and 6pm every day and there are…

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Introduction to Coastal Walks Around Sark

March 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Introduction to Coastal Walks Around Sark

We have put together a number of self-guided walking routes which take in as much of the coast of Sark as possible.  They have been broken down into manageable walks but have been designed in a specific order so that you can join a number of the routes together to form a larger walk. Leaflets of the walks are also available in the Visitor Centre for a small printing charge….

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Route 1 – Harbour Hill – East Coast Path – Light House Viewing Point

March 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Route 1 – Harbour Hill – East Coast Path – Light House Viewing Point

This walk starts from the bottom of Harbour Hill but before you start this walk, take a moment to visit the old harbour, Creux.  The original entrance to the bay was blasted through the rock in 1588 and is still in the same position today.  The main entrance that we now use, along with the protective harbour wall was not built until 1866.  This harbour allowed easy access to Jersey…

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Walking Route 2 – L’Eperquerie

March 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Walking Route 2 – L’Eperquerie

From the Visitor Centre go straight ahead past St Peter’s Church (take a peep inside to see the seat tapestries of the various family seats, the coat of arms and the crossed keys for the prisoners), past the old Island Hall (where Sibyl Hathaway encouraged locals to stay prior to the German occupation during World War II), the Fire Station and Chief Pleas rooms (our government and court offices). Go…

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Route 3 – Gouliot Headland-Pilcher Monument-La Coupee

March 25, 2019 By 0 Comment
Route 3 – Gouliot Headland-Pilcher Monument-La Coupee

From the Visitor Centre turn left on to the Mill Lane. At the start of Mill Lane lies Le Manoir, the home of our Seigneurs from 1565 until 1730. The main house bears the coat of arms, four diamonds, of our original Seigneur, Helier de Carteret. The cottages adjoining, leading up to the Cider Barn, are thought to have been the servants’ quarters and the Cider Barn would likely have…

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Walking Route 4 – Little Sark

March 24, 2019 By 0 Comment
Walking Route 4 – Little Sark

From the Visitor Centre turn left on to Mill Lane. At the start of Mill Lane lies Le Manoir, the home of Sark’s Seigneurs between 1565 and 1730. The main house bears the coat of arms, four diamonds, of our original Seigneur, Helier de Carteret. The cottages adjoining, leading up to the Cider Barn, are thought to have been the servants’ quarters and the Cider Barn would likely have been…

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Sark Wild Flower Fortnight

March 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark Wild Flower Fortnight

Sark Wild Flower Fortnight  22nd April to 6th May  Take a walk with expert guides to discover Sark’s wild flowers  Monday 22nd April  Little Sark Walk, 12am  from La Sablonnerie Hotel Wednesday 24th April Gouliot Day, 2pm from the Visitor Centre Saturday 27th April Hogs’s Back Walk,2pm from the Visitors Centre Monday 29th April Eperquerie Walk, 2pm from La Seigneurie Gates Wednesday 1st May Harbour Hill Walk, 2pm from La…

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More Signs of Spring

March 20, 2019 By 0 Comment
More Signs of Spring

More Signs of Spring Spring is in the soil as well as in the air here on Sark encouraging the black oil beetle, one of our most spectacular insects, out its burrow where it’s spent the winter hibernating. These beetles have an extraordinary life cycle – they are nest parasites of solitary mining bees. The females lay their eggs in underground burrows. When they hatch each larva climbs up on…

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Watch Caragh Make Chocolates

March 16, 2019 By 0 Comment
Watch Caragh Make Chocolates

Caragh sells chocolates throughout the islands, the mainland and by mail order around the world. Visit the Chocolate kitchen to meet the team, see the chocolates being made, the chocolate tempered, truffles being dipped, moulds being released. Once you pass by the viewing screens where the chocolates are being made you can visit the cafe and shop where you can find interesting facts about chocolate. To find out more, visit…

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Caragh Chocolates Kitchen

March 16, 2019 By 0 Comment
Caragh Chocolates Kitchen

Visit Caragh Chocolates viewing Kitchen, cafe and shop  Caragh Chocolates is a home grown family chocolate business that began in 1992 and now sells chocolates throughout the islands, the mainland and by mail order around the world.  The inspiration for the business is these rich and wonderful Sark Cream which makes the most heavenly truffles,ganache and caramels. From a signature range of 8 truffles we have expanded to produce pralines, gianduja,…

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