Walking in Jersey
Despite its small size, walking in Jersey offers a rich variety in terms of landscape, from rugged coastline to wooded valleys, fields and country lanes, making it popular with walkers of all ages.
We have designed a number of walks originating from the hotel especially for our guests:
Visit Jersey has also compiled a number of Self-Guided Walks in Jersey which cover all corners of the island and have been designed to introduce visitors to Jersey’s many moods, some of these are summarised below:
The Great Nothern Loop – Choose a challenging Jersey walk and take on the north coast cliff paths, it can be completed in either direction, it’s your choice. Take in the stunning views from the north coast as well as the inland country lanes that zig zag their way through the heart of the island. There are plenty of places to stop along the way and take a well-earned rest.
St John’s Village to Sorel Point – The perfect walk to discover the north coast of Jersey. Start at the parish church of St. John and march down La Route du Nord directly to the main coastal road. You will head west, winding round the north coast headland with magnificent views and hidden caves only accessible by swimming or kayak. Follow signs for Sorel Point to the northern tip of the island and towards adjoining cliff paths for further adventure.
A Harbour Stroll – This Harbour Stroll gives you the chance to explore St. Helier’s harbours, and see first-hand some of the historical locations that have shaped our harbours both old and new. During this walk enjoy fantastic views of Fort Regent, Elizabeth Castle and the Victorian swimming pool, operated as Jersey’s Marina lake in the summer months.
St Lawrence Parish Walk – The parish of St. Lawrence is blessed with some of the island’s most beautiful country lanes and unspoilt valleys. The route will take about 3.5 hours at a determined pace and does include some steep sections, so suitable footwear is a must. With the parish church as both the start and finishing point, this circular walk intersects both the Hamptonne Museum and Jersey War Tunnels – two of Jersey’s most popular attractions.
St Catherine’s Breakwater to Gorey Pier – With its stunning views across to France, this is one of Jersey’s most iconic areas and a must see for any walker. With picnic areas scattered along the way and the secluded bays of Archirondel and Anne Port, this walk sticks close by the coast all the way to yet another tourist hot spot, Gorey, and its unmissable Mont Orgueil Castle.
A St Clement Exploration – St. Clement is positioned on the sheltered and pretty south east coast. Despite being the smallest parish in the island, it has a lot to offer – namely magnificent coastal views, which are beautiful and contrasting at both low and high tide. This walk which begins and ends at the Parish Hall passes the Millennium Cross and Stone, travelling along the low lying ground of Samarès and Grande Vingtaine. It then climbs to enjoy views from high ground above Le Rocquier and from Verclut. Enjoy a little break at family favourite Green Island for a bite to eat and soothing sea air.
Grève de Lecq to Plemont Bay – This short walk includes some of the most iconic views of the Channel Islands and gives you a real feel of the proximity of the islands themselves. With views across to our neighbours in Guernsey and Sark, as well as views of northern France – it can be a photographers dream. The cliff path route out of Grève de Lecq heading west stays close to the coastline and its high cliff tops before reaching the north western tip of the island and Plemont Bay. Busses are available from Plemont.
La Corbiere to Portelet Bay – This is one of the most iconic and picturesque walks on the island. Taking in stunning costal views as well as the ups and downs of the high cliffs, this short walk is packed with sights to absorb. St. Brelade’s Bay, recently voted third best in Britain, marks the half way point. Containing a huge choice of places to relax as well as one of the island’s richest and most diverse nature reserves – this walk really does have something for everyone.
The Island Walk
Not for the faint-hearted, the round island walk can also be undertaken in one go for charity. An annual sponsored event, taking place on the nearest Saturday to the longest day in June. Covering the 48.1 miles in one go, walkers can expect to complete the walk in anything from 12 to 21 hours.
For full details please visit: Jersey Island Walk