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Location of Forest in Guernsey
|Crown Dependency||Guernsey, Channel Islands|
|• Electoral district||West|
|• Total||4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01 (UTC)|
The Forest (Guernésiais: La Fouarêt, French La Forêt) is a parish in Guernsey. It is the highest parish on the island, with altitudes of up to about 100 m. The full title being Ste Margurite de la Foret after the parish church.
The old Guernésiais nickname for people who were from La Fouarêt was bourdaons.
The south coast is mostly made up of cliffs but the beaches in The Forest include:
- Le Portelet (inaccessible from land; it can be accessed by swimming from Petit Bôt or by boat)
- Part of Petit Bôt
The land is very high up, with altitudes of about 100 m (the highest in the island) The only low areas are at the coast, where there are steep cliffs.
- A cliff walk along the South coast
- Guernsey Airport
- Guernsey's highest point
The following main roads (listed from West-East) provide important links between The Forest and the other parishes:
- Rue De Manoir (leads to Torteval)
- Rue De Farras (leads to St Peter's)
- Route Des Blicqs (leads to St Andrew's, St Peter Port and the North of the island)
- Forest Road (leads to St Martin's)
The following main roads (listed from West-East) are also very important as they provide access to the Parish Centre and the Airport:
- Rue Des Landes
- Le Bourg