Monday, 29 August 2016

Island 342 - Fort Clonque, Alderney, Channel Islands

Fort Clonque is a tidal island located off the south west coast of Alderney.  The fort was built in the 1850s.  It fell into a state of disrepair but was restored by the Landmark Trust in 1966.  They now rent it out as self-catering holiday accommodation for 13 people. 

There is a well surfaced 400 metre long causeway to the island, which is probably only covered for a short while at high tide. 

When we visited on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in July 2016 there was some very loud music playing (we could hear it as we came down the Zig Zag Path on Alderney) but no sign of any party in progress. 

Fort Clonque from the Zig Zag Path

Fort Clonque
Alderney from Fort Clonque

Looking north towards Burhou from Fort Clonque
Fort Clonque
Fort Clonque causeway looking north east up the coast of Alderney
Main entrance to Fort Clonque
Causeway to Fort Clonque

Fort Clonque

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