Jersey, Channel Islands Leisurely to Moderate
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.
Getting from the airport to the accommodationBy 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
- Bed and Breakfast accommodation
- 2-course evening meals on 3nights
- Guided walks each day
- Local transport to walks
- Flight to Jersey
- Lunch - we will visit local cafes or shops for lunch each day
- Personal expenses
- Discretionary tips
- Optional excursions