Background At the end of the second ice age Jersey became an island as the land that once made it a part of France was flooded. Neolithic people from the Mediterranean started to move north through France up to the coast of Brittany and eventually settlements appeared around the coast of Jersey. These early settlers came from a megalthic tradition of erecting stone monuments, known locally as dolmens or menhirs. They also introduced 'passage' graves that led from a narrow entrance and passage way to the burial chamber. These stone monuments are a common attribute of Neolithic man and their exact function is still clouded in mystery, what is certain is they were clearly a focus of religous beliefs.
The Faldouet Dolmen On the hill behind Anneport Bay is one of the island's most impressive dolmens, La Pouqelaye de Faldouet, or Faldouet Dolmen. A passage-5 metres in length- leads to a circular burial chamber covered by a great capstone and enclosed by smaller circular granite stones which would have been transported from Mont Orgueil a few miles away. In 1910 the floor was raised so the visible height is somewhat misleading and it is unlikely that the passage and central area were ever roofed.
Location Follow Grande Route de Faldouet and turn left at Ransom's Garden Centre. There is a small road on the left, La Rue de la Pouclee et Des Quatres Chemins, turn into it and after about half a mile turn left into Le Mont Mallet. Park safely and follow the signs.