Forest, Guernsey

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Forest
Parish
Location of Forest in Guernsey
Location of Forest in Guernsey
Coordinates: 49°25′33″N 2°35′51″W / 49.4258°N 2.5976°W / 49.4258; -2.5976Coordinates: 49°25′33″N 2°35′51″W / 49.4258°N 2.5976°W / 49.4258; -2.5976
Crown Dependency Guernsey, Channel Islands
Government
 • Electoral district West
Area
 • Total 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,549
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone GMT
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

The Forest is located in the South of Guernsey. It borders St Peter's in the West, St Saviour's in the North-West, St Andrew's in the North and St Martin's in the East.

Beaches[edit]

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

Relief[edit]

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.

Features[edit]

Main roads[edit]

The following main roads (listed from West-East) provide important links between The Forest and the other parishes:

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

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us." Aurigny Air Services. Retrieved on 12 February 2011. "Aurigny Air Services Ltd States Airport La Planque Lane Forest Guernsey, GY8 OTD Channel Islands."