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Forestry Warden's Walks

Wardens WalksThe Forestry Directorate has built up a series of interesting and varies self quided walks.

These 1½ to 3 hour walks were planned by an experienced and knowledgeable forestry warden. The aim is to provide an introduction to walking, off the beaten track, in some of the Island's best landscapes.
Participants should be of reasonable fitness and capable of walking on unmade paths and along routes with slopes, some of which may be steep in places

Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing must be worn to suit the weather conditions and the terrain. 

Some of the Warden's Walks, shown in the Introductory Leaflet, may not be promoted due to forestry operations or for reasons where access or ground conditions dictate.

For further information please contact the Forestry Division on +44 1624 695701 or email

Grades of walking

Walks are graded according to the degree of difficulty and type of conditions visitors can expect.

Easy - muscle loosener

Moderate - muscle stretcher

Strenuous - muscle builder

Surfaces may be worn, uneven or slippery. Wear suitable outdoor footwear. If you have any pre-existing health conditions please check with your own doctor before commencing any new or increased activity. It is recommended that, if you are unsure of your ability, you should try one of the easy routes first.


Whilst warden’s walks are not signposted, way markers have been used on some of the routes to offer reassurance to the walker. GPS users can use the 8 figure grid references alongside each of the WayPoints which are listed under each warden walk; accessible from the left hand menu. The distance between WayPoints is shown after each description. GPS reception may be variable under trees.

5 steps to the Countryside Code

  • Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people
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