guernsey walk

The 2021 World Aid Walk is a 20 km walk around the beautiful west coast of Guernsey.

The walk starts at Rovers Football Club, Port Soif and heads north towards L’Ancresse.

There is also the option of a half distance walk starting at Pembroke

The Route

The Guernsey route starts from the Rovers Football Club, Port Soif. It takes the path along the west coast to the first checkpoint at Rousse. From there you keep on the headland path, past Les Amarreurs, to the second checkpoint at Pembroke bay (beach house) This is also the Starting point  for the shorter walk. Keeping on the coast path you head towards L’Ancresse common. Next you head towards the main road and will be safely crossed towards Les Amarreurs where you will retrace your steps back to the Rousse checkpoint and on to the finish at Rovers Football Club.

Half Distance Walk

This year there is the opportunity to do a shorter half distance walk. The start will be from the halfway point (Pembroke Beach Cafe) and the start time is 12 pm, check in is open from 11.30 am.

Start and Checkpoints

The Guernsey Walk starts at 10 am at Rovers Football Club, Port Soif and finishes at 3 pm and will be held whatever the weather.

The half distance walk is from Pembroke Beach Cafe and starts at 12 pm, the finish is at Rovers Football Club

Check-in tables will be open from 9 am for full distance walk and 10 am for the half distance.

When you arrive you will need to check in to receive your pin-on Walker Number.

If you have a sponsorship form, write your name and Walker Number on it and hand it in in exchange for your pin-on number.

Please wear this number in order to identify you as a participant of the World Aid Walk, and ensure your number is noted by the marshal at each checkpoint.

If you wish to stop walking at any point please inform a marshal.

The two checkpoints are as follows, (please note the closing times):

Rousse10.15 – 14:30
Pembroke Beach House11:00 – 14::00

Guernsey Walker Information

For insurance purposes, all walkers must have a unique Walker Number.

You should receive this in the email confirming your registration. Please make a note of It.

On the day of the Walk, please check in at the Start Table and quote your Walker Number to collect your pin-on identification number.

If you print out a sponsorship form, put your name and Walker Number on it, and bring it on the day.  This will speed up the process. There is a link to your sponsorship form in your confirmation email.

We would encourage all walkers to ask as many sponsors as possible to pledge money for your efforts.

People can also donate to the charities benefitting from the Walk here. Donate here.

Once you have registered, you can collect sponsorship money via your Race Nation personal online fundraising page.

A link will be sent to you by email.

You might also like to print out a sponsorship form. Please write your name and Walker Number on the sponsorship form even if you’ve collected money online. Remember to pick up your sponsorship form after the walk if you still have more sponsorship money to collect.

Arrangements for payment of sponsorship money after the Walk are detailed on the form. If you bring sponsorship monies with you on the day, please hand them in with your sponsorship form to the Start table.

Sponsorship monies can also be handed in, after you have finished the Walk, to the Treasury Team at Rovers Football Club

If you don’t bring sponsorship monies on the day, your sponsorship form still needs to be handed in so that it can be stamped to show your sponsors that you have done the Walk.

Please note that the sponsorship form is not available to download from the website.  If you haven’t got one, please check for a link in the email confirming your registration.

Road Safety is of utmost importance for your own sake and the welfare of other road users. Please stay on the marked route and take extra care when crossing roads, ensuring you follow Marshals’ instructions and respect their authority.

Observe the traffic code for pedestrians:

  1. Where a pavement exists, please use it;
  2. Where there is no pavement, walk on the right facing oncoming traffic;
  3. Do not walk more than two abreast;
  4. Cross main roads only at pedestrian crossings, or where you can be seen easily by motorists.