Walking on Jersey

24 Routes and the Jersey Coastal Walk

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2 Jun 2017
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm

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Guidebook describing 24 day walks on Jersey in the Channel Isles. Parts of many routes can be combined to make longer routes, including the 48 mile Jersey Coastal Walk and part of the Channel Islands Way. Walks are between 3 and 8 miles, mainly on good paths and tracks, although occasionally rugged cliff paths explore the beautiful coastline.

Seasons Seasons
all year round, but particularly good in spring when the wild flowers are at their most colourful; busy during the summer, with long, sunny days; quieter in autumn; sometimes bleak in the winter
Centres Centres
St Helier
Difficulty Difficulty
good paths and tracks are used, along with quiet country roads, avoiding main roads wherever possible; gradients are often gentle, but there are some rugged cliff paths and occasional steep slopes; short walks can be combined to make longer ones
Must See Must See
excellent cliff coastline, rocky and sandy beaches, with absorbing historical features - prehistoric sites, castles and churches, as well as massive concrete reminders of the Nazi occupation; plenty of museums and visitor attractions
2 Jun 2017
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
  • Overview

    This guidebook to Walking on Jersey describes 24 coastal and inland walks, ranging from 2 to 8 miles in length, visiting St Helier, St Aubin, St John, St Ouen and Grouville among other places. Almost all of the walks link directly with one or two othes, allowing all kinds of extensions to the routes to suit your timescale and ability. The walks can also be joined together to create the 48-mile Jersey Coastal Walk, and the Channel Island Way.

    The walks described use good paths and tracks as well as quiet country roads. Occasional more rugged paths explore the island's excellent cliff coastline. Famous for sunshine, year-round walking, history and a wonderful coastline, Jersey is an intriguing destination for travellers. Outwardly British but with French overtones, the island has a long tourist season. It also has plenty of interesting historical sites and attractions to visit including castles, churches and museums.

    • 24 coastal and inland walks suitable for most abilities?
    • historical sites, castles, churches, pretty villages?
    • popular destination for year-round walking
  • Contents

    Turbulent history
    Protected areas
    Getting to Jersey
    Who can go?
    Tour operators
    When to go
    Health and safety
    Food and drink
    Parlez-vous Franglais?
    Walking on Jersey
    What to take
    Waymarking and access
    Getting around Jersey
    Tourist information
    Using this guide
    The Walks
    Walk 1 St Helier Town Trail
    Walk 2 St Helier to St Aubin
    Walk 3 Noirmont Point and Ouaisné
    Walk 4 St Brelade’s Bay and La Corbière
    Walk 5 La Pulente and Les Quennevais
    Walk 6 Les Mielles and St Ouen
    Walk 7 L’Étacq and Plémont
    Walk 8 Plémont and La Grève de Lecq
    Walk 9 La Grève de Lecq and Devil’s Hole
    Walk 10 La Falaise and St John
    Walk 11 Bonne Nuit Bay and St John
    Walk 12 La Belle Hougue and Trinity
    Walk 13 Bouley Bay and Rozel
    Walk 14 Rozel and St Catherine’s
    Walk 15 Gorey and Queen’s Valley
    Walk 16 Grouville and St Clement’s
    Walk 17 La Rocque and Seymour Tower
    Walk 18 La Hougue Bie and Queen’s Valley
    Walk 19 La Vallée des Vaux and Les Grands Vaux
    Walk 20 Sion and Hamptonne
    Walk 21 Le Sentier des Moulins
    Walk 22 St Peter’s Valley
    Walk 23 St Peter’s and Le Val de la Mare
    Walk 24 Corbière Walk
    Walk 25 Jersey Coastal Walk

    Appendix A The Channel Island Way
    Appendix B Route summary table
    Appendix C Contacts

  • Maps

    The maps in this guide are extracted from the States of Jersey 1:25,000 Official Leisure Map of Jersey which, in terms of style and content, is similar to the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps of Britain. In fact, the map was originally compiled by the Ordnance Survey, but has since been digitised and updated by Digimap, www.digimap.je, for the States of Jersey. It is the most detailed map of the island, showing everything down to field boundaries and even the back gardens of houses in towns and villages. The walking routes in this guidebook are shown as a highlighted overlay on this map.

    There are plenty of other maps of Jersey, including free maps suitable for general touring, which often highlight attractions so boldly that they obscure other details in the vicinity. By all means amass a collection of free maps, picking them up from Jersey Tourism or from hotels and visitor attractions around the island.

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    October 2016

    Walk 22

    The Jersey Living Legend Village closed in January 2016 and is not likely to reopen.

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Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.

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