Jersey, Channel Islands Leisurely to Moderate

£720.00

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Duration:
6 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
21 - 27 March 2020
Location
Jersey, Channel Islands
Walk Grade
Leisurely to Moderate
Deposit Required
10% deposit up to 31 December 2019. 25% deposit after that date.

Jersey sits in the Bay of St Malo – just 14 miles (22 km) from the French coast and 85 miles (137 km) south of the English coast. For an island that is only 5 miles (8 km) long and 9 miles (14.5 km) wide, there is a huge variety of walking to enjoy. There are dramatic headlands, rugged coastlines and pretty green lanes to discover. Jersey is also a place with a fascinating and unique history. Our walks will take in Neolithic dolmens, secluded bays, stunning headlands, coastal fortifications and offer the essence of Jersey.

We will encounter many and varied fortifications: Grosnez Castle, a ruin from the 14th century; the south east coast has Martello towers from Napoleonic times; numerous German occupation bunkers will be seen on Noirmont headland; Corbiere is home to the iconic Corbiere lighthouse. Secluded bays/quaint harbours will include Bouley Bay and Rozel. On many of the walks, there is the possibility of seeing red squirrels and marsh harriers and Sorel Point is an area where red-billed choughs have been re-introduced – they will be heard and possibly seen.

In the evening, we will eat together at the hotel on 3 evenings (included) and, on the other evenings, we will expore the local eateries. Jersey is well known for its delicious food, especailly fish and seafood.

All walks are around 8 miles long with some short steeper sections along the coast path. We will take these at a steady pace – no rush to get to the top or bottom! The walking will be on a mixture of green lanes, well-defined footpaths, beach and some linking road sections. Learn more about our Walk Grades.
We will stay at the family-run Ommaroo Hotel (or smililar). Located right on the seafront at Havre des Pas, the views from the terrace are wonderful. The hotel has a grand old facade with modern extensions and the bedrooms are well presented. There is a swimming pool, large garden, bar and restaurant.
The nearest airport is Jersey airport which is 30 minutes by public bus from our accommodation. As there are a range of flight options and an excellent bus service there will be no group transfer for this holiday. If you are happy to book flights yourself then take a look at www.skyscanner.net for options. If you prefer to have a flight booked on your behalf that has ATOL protection and / or you would like to add on extra days at a different accommodation then please contact Paul Graham at Explorer Travel. Accommodation and travel booking fees vary according to your requirements. You can call Paul on 01213 573 866 or email him with your enquiry. The booking with Paul is direct with him and is not part of the holiday offered by Her on a Hill. Please do not book flights until you have been notified that the minimum number required for teh holiday to go ahead has been reached.

Getting from the airport to the accommodation

By public transport: You can catch the number 15 bus from the stand just opposite the main door from airport arrivals. The cost of the journey to Liberation Station in St Helier is £2.20 and you can pay the driver using cash or a contactless credit or debit card. The route 15 departs Jersey Airport every 15 minutes (0830 - 1815 Monday to Saturday) and every 30 minutes on Sundays. From Liberation Station, the hotel is about a 20 minute walk. Alternatively, you can catch the number 1 bus from the station (£2), destination Gorey. The bus leaves every 15 minutes. Get off at Havre des Pas. By taxi: There is a taxi rank at the airport and you can expect to pay around £15 for the journey to the hotel. We can arrange a shared taxi if there are others arriving on the same flight.
  • Shared Twin Ensuite Room (included in base price)
  • Single Ensuite Room + £20 per night

Price includes:

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • 2-course evening meals on 3nights
  • Guided walks each day
  • Local transport to walks

Not included:

  • Flight to Jersey
  • Lunch - we will visit local cafes or shops for lunch each day
  • Personal expenses
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance

£720.00

Discount:
Available Dates:
  • 21/03/2020
Total: 720.00

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