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Guernsey's first cliff path cut gets going

The first of two annual cuts of the 28.5 miles of cliff paths is underway.

Guernsey's south coast cliff paths are considered by many as an island gem, loved by locals and tourists alike.

But vegetation can make them quickly overgrown, so they're cut back twice each year, once in the spring and once in the autumn.

There's evidence of cutting back and strimming south of Jerbourg.

Experienced teams from States Works begin cutting at different start points each year.

This is to ensure that plants are able to self seed.

Teams are careful to protect the rare Black-Backed Meadow Ant, which is now extinct in Britain, but has nests on the cliffs from Icart to Pleinmont.

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