National Trust of Guernsey opens new fields to public

National Trust of Guernsey land at Le Bigard The fields borders other land owned by the trust

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An area of land at Le Bigard in the Forest will be open to the public after its purchase by the National Trust of Guernsey.

The three fields on the south coast were privately owned until they were bought by the trust during the summer.

Trust president Martin Ozanne said: "These fields are the missing pieces in a wonderful jigsaw here at Le Bigard.

"We are delighted that we can now... get to work on the land and open it up to the people of Guernsey."

The land at Le Bigard borders other land owned by the trust at La Corbiere, which as well as fields include an archery range used since the Middle Ages and defensive trenches dug during World War II.

The acquisition came as the National Trust of Guernsey celebrated its 50th anniversary with money from the Insurance Corporation, which is marking 25 years in the Channel Islands.

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