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17. La Manche Village Path

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Tors Cove to La Manche Village
Current Path Status:

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Current Path Status:
Tors Cove to La Manche Village
About This Path:

This path is an easy hike taking hikers from Tors Cove to the former settlement of La Manche, ending at the 50 m suspension bridge. See otters and tidal life at Crockers Island; nesting puffins on Pee Pee Island; a beaver lodge and side trail to Doctors Cove, which offers a nice spot for a break; and the suspension bridge. A pool, above the suspension bridge, is a popular swimming spot. La Manche Village features old slate foundations of the homes once nestled in the community. Limited facilities available in Tors Cove; limited services in Bauline East, St. Michael’s and Burnt Cove along the hike.

Estimated time
2 Hours to 3 Hours


Path Advisory:
The La Manche Village Path will be temporarily closed at the North side of the suspension bridge to the Quarry from early May to mid-June 2023 to facilitate the replacement of the stairs ascending from the La Manche Suspension Bridge. Hikers will be able to walk onto the bridge but will not be able to cross fully. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1, 2023 and is anticipated to take 3-4 weeks to complete. However, this time frame assumes the Trail is free of ice and snow by early May and is also dependent on weather conditions during the period. If either of these factors are not favourable, the timetable to complete the work may be extended to mid-June. While we hope the work will be completed before the end of May, we encourage all hikers planning trips from May to mid-June to take this closure into account. We will update you on the progress as we get closer to the start of te work and as the work is carried out. Read more (including detour information) here.
No path clearing or conditions updates take place during winter months. Map recommended. Trail-rated footwear required.

Access Points:
  • Tors Cove - Park in the lot east of Sacred Heart Church. Walk 800 m through the community to the trailhead. Limited parking is available at the trailhead.
  • St. Michaels - Park in the church parking lot.
  • Bauline East - The hill road is presently privately maintained. There is no vehicle access up the hill for the general public. Park in the lot next to the harbour and walk up the hill.
  • La Manche Village - Ample parking is available, for a small fee, in the day-use area of La Manche Provincial Park. Exit the park camping area at Fire Exit Road and walk up to La Manche Road. Alternately, pass the La Manche Provincial Park entrance, continue south along Route 10 for 1.5 km, turn left onto La Manche Road, and continue for 2 km to the end of the road where there is a large parking area. Walk the old road (1.4 km) down to the village.

Camping: Serviced camping is available in La Manche Provincial Park. Camping in the park is avilable through reservation only. It is recommended to book well in advance. Find more information through Parks NL.

Community Walk Getting to Flamber Head Path:The Flamber Head Path trailhead is located at the far end of the La Manche suspension bridge.

Video of La Manche by Eric Aylward:
Optional Exit Or Access Point
Park Access
Serviced Camping
Abandoned Settlement
Cart Track
Developed Trail
Ecological Reserve
Historic Site
Suspension Bridge