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Walking on Jersey

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13: 978 1 85284 638 1 (First Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 792 0 (Second Edition)
Also available in eBook and Kindle formats
Price£12.95
St Aubin’s Harbour, completely flooded at high tide, dries out completely at low tide.

St Aubin’s Harbour, completely flooded at high tide, dries out completely at low tide.

Seymour Tower stands a long way from the Jersey coast, as a bulwark against invasion.

Seymour Tower stands a long way from the Jersey coast, as a bulwark against invasion.

Fern Valley, a National Trust for Jersey property, offers a delightful short walk far inland.

Fern Valley, a National Trust for Jersey property, offers a delightful short walk far inland.

This is one of two guidebooks that replaces Channel Island Walks, the other being Walking on Guernsey. All the routes in the old guidebook were checked and updated, and new routes were added. The new guidebooks are in full colour and contain the most up-to-date mapping produced in the Channel Islands.

Jersey is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands, explored by 24 one-day walks. 16 of those walks explore the coast and can be joined end-to-end to make a complete coastal circuit taking three or four days to walk. Jersey’s landscapes are mostly gentle, though there are impressive cliffs along the north coast and around the south-west coast. There is a tremendous amount of variety, ranging from sheer cliffs to level fields, with wooded valleys, villages, splendid country mansions, quaint farms and the bustling town of St Helier.

One thing that strikes visitors at an early stage is the amount of history and heritage available. Jersey has been battered and bruised by centuries of conflict and all kinds of fortifications have been raised in response. When the Channel Islands were declared indefensible during the Second World War, Nazi forces invaded and occupied the islands, building massive concrete structures around them. It is hardly possible to walk anywhere on Jersey without being constantly distracted by heritage features, as well as plenty of places offering food and drink, so that each deceptively short walk ends up taking all day to complete!

Although Jersey and Guernsey are long-standing rivals, the islands have thrown their weight behind an exciting long-distance island-hopping trail - the Channel Islands Way. This route wanders all the way round the coast of Jersey, then continues around Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, taking in all that is best in the Channel Islands.

Walk Contents

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 Grève de Lecq
Walk 9 Grève de Lecq and Devil’s Hole
Walk 10 La Falaise and St John
Walk 11 Bonne Nuit Bay and St John
Walk 12 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 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 Val de la Mare
Walk 24 Corbière Walk
Walk 25 Jersey Coastal Walk

The Channel Island Way

  The Channel Island Way