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The Guernsey parish of Forest is the highest parish on the entire island, having altitudes of about 100 metres. It gets its name from the fact that much of the land there was once covered with trees.

The parish church, St Marguerite de la Forest, is the island's smallest church on the island. This church was built in two parts. The first section, in the southeast corner, uses large stones which were part of a megalithic tomb known as a dolmen. The nave, which was built in the 13th century, was the first construction. The second portion included the rest of the church and was built in the 15th century.

The southern coast of Forest is primarily cliffs. Among Forest's beaches is Portlet, which is not accessible from land. If you want to go there, you must either go there by boat or swim to it from Petit Bôt.

Guernsey's only airport is in Forest. It was opened in 1939. Forest was the parish where the Nazi's landed in 1940. On July 3, 1940, Chief Officer Inspector Sculpher wrote this in the Occurrence Book: "I beg to report that about 8pm on 30th June a number of German Armed Forces landed at the airport, Forest."

The old airport was demolished and a new one opened in 2004.

 

 

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