Putting a Spring in your step

21st March 2022

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Author: Locate Guernsey

Did you know that Spring arrives around 4 weeks earlier in Guernsey compared to Britain?

As Winter turns to Spring, the island bursts into life with the first snowdrop and sound of birdsong bringing us hope of warmer days and more time spent outdoors.

With the clocks springing forward on Sunday, here are some of our favourite things about Spring in Guernsey.

So with a spring in your step, it’s time to re-connect with nature, enjoy the fresh sea air and the abundance of beauty around every corner!

If you are interested in relocating to Guernsey for a warmer climate to help see away your Winter blues, please get in touch to find out more.

1. Walking

Although there can still be a nip in the air on some days, feeling the sunshine on your skin and smelling the gorse with its sweet coconut perfume, Guernsey is renowned for its fantastic walking routes.

From coastal rambles to hidden Ruettes Tranquilles, walking is a great way to discover secluded coves, lush green spaces and historic points of interest dotted all along the coast to entertain and educate you along the way.

If you need some inspiration, why not download the new Visit Guernsey walking app which includes a variety of locations, difficulty levels and themes at locations all across the island.

Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/ng/app-visit-guernsey/id1592126908

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tpagency.visitguernsey

2. Wildlife

Whilst you’re out for your walk, you may notice the birdsong building from February to attract mates or warn rivals off their patch. Guernsey is home to a wealth of wildlife that breed new life in Spring from maybugs and hedgehogs to grey seals and puffins.

Puffins are rare in Southern England, but they can be found in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. This makes the Bailiwick one of the most southerly breeding colonies in Europe and they return to their colonies from late March to early April where they breed until late July.

3. Flora

Sunnier days awaken the first flowers of Spring; snowdrops come first in January, followed by celandines and bluebells as nature gathers pace.

Each spring, the woods between St Peter Port and Fermain Bay are carpeted with thousands of bluebells. English Woodland Bluebells only bloom in a relatively small part of world and only for a short time in March – April each year.

Bluebells are very sensitive plants and trampling them can really leave its mark on our landscape. Once damaged, the bluebells cannot produce enough energy to flower and reproduce in subsequent years, so please help us to look after them by sticking to the dedicated picture perfect paths.

If you are interested in relocating to Guernsey for a warmer climate to help see away your Winter blues, please get in touch to find out more.

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