Explore Jersey on foot with The Atlantic Hotel
06 February 2018
The Atlantic Hotel announces a series of bespoke walks on the island’s west coast, exclusively developed in partnership with award-winning Blue Badge guide Arthur Lamy.
Born and raised in Jersey, Arthur’s expertise on the island’s history, culture and environment offers a local’s insight when exploring its rich and varied landscapes. From taking in sweeping views across golden bays, to exploring the island’s 45 miles of green lanes where pedestrians take priority, walking in Jersey is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Set on Jersey’s rugged west coast, a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty, three walks which depart from The Atlantic have been created for guests. Each walk features step-by-step directions, interactive maps, and detailed notes on history and ecology.
A bracing walk to Corbiere Lighthouse (45 minutes)
Clear the mind and feel invigorated by a bracing coastal walk to Corbiere Lighthouse, one of the island’s most recognised landmarks and the first concrete lighthouse in the British Isles. Along the cliff-top route, discover a 6,000-year-old Neolithic passage grave, the remnants of the ill-fated Jersey Railway, an ancient capstone and the more recent military history of the island.
An informative walk to The Wetland Centre (two hours)
Take this off-road route along St Ouen’s beach to the new wildlife interpretation centre at the heart of Jersey’s National Park. Discover the flora and fauna through interactive displays, visit Europe’s oldest surf club and explore coastal fortifications left from WWII among other attractions.
A short walk from the hotel to the beach (15 minutes)
A walk needn’t be long to be breath-taking. Suitable for all ages and abilities, leave the car and venture down to the five-mile stretch of St Ouen’s Bay safely and easily on foot whilst soaking up spectacular scenery and views across La Rocco Tower.
Further afield, guided walks around the island’s key beauty spots can be led by Arthur to bring Jersey to life as per guests’ interests. For those who prefer two wheels to two feet, Arthur can also arrange guided tours by bicycle. Bike hire and refreshments can be arranged by The Atlantic.
After spending the day in the fresh Jersey sea air, refuel at The Atlantic Hotel with a traditional Afternoon Tea enjoyed on the sun-drenched terrace, or discover Executive Chef Will Holland’s award-winning menus featuring the finest local produce in Ocean Restaurant.
Patrick Burke, Owner and Managing Director of The Atlantic Hotel, says: “Jersey is an island made for walking. Our compact size – just nine miles by five miles – means it is easily explored on foot yet incredibly varied. The Atlantic’s unique position on the west coast of the island allows our guests to enjoy St Ouen’s Bay and the Jersey National Park. Having long-admired Arthur’s expertise and knowledge of Jersey, we are excited to partner with him to offer our guests a series of walks to discover this incredible island for themselves.”