Walking on Jersey
24 Routes and the Jersey Coastal Walk
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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.
- 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
- St Helier
- 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
- 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
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
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Using this guide
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
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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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.View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon
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