Jersey Coast Path Guided Trail

Cliffs on the island of Jersey in England
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Trails
Walking Grade: 3
from £1,485pp £1,435pp with flights

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, between England and France. An independent, English-speaking territory with a mix of British and French cultures, it’s known for its beaches, walking trails as well as its defensive castles. Measuring just 45 square miles, it has 50 miles of varied coastline to explore. We will walk the entire coastal path in a clockwise direction. At the north of the island you’ll find rugged cliffs and secluded coves. In the south and west you’ll find the broad sweeping bays of St Aubin’s and St Ouen’s. To the east pretty harbours and bays as well as the iconic Mont Orgueil Castle.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk along beaches, cliffs and by castles 
  • Fascinating history from Neolithic burial chambers to the concrete defences built by the German forces in World War 2
  • The largest of The Channel Islands with a mix of British and French cultures

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation 
  • Experienced HF Holidays Walking Leader
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • Transfers to and from Jersey airport to your hotel

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Check-in is available at Greenhills from 15.00 and you may meet your leader on the transfer to the hotel or at the welcome meeting prior to dinner on your first evening.


Our route takes us the full length of St Ouen’s Bay which provides a perfect natural arena for many sports, including motor racing, board sailing and surfing. After crossing the bay we climb the headland passing Le Pinacle, a 200ft outcrop of pink granite. We walk along the headland to the ruin of Grosnez Castle, a 14th century fort. Continuing along the undulating cliff path we arrive at Plemont Bay.

8½ miles (13.5km) with 250 feet (75m) of ascent

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Our walk takes us on the dramatic northern cliff-top path to Greve de Lecq with its sandy beach, mill conversion pub and cafés. We continue to the Priory Inn where a detour can be taken to visit the Devil’s Hole; a collapsed cave. We now cross the Mourier Valley and walk on to Sorrel Point. We finally descend to Bonne Nuit Bay, a once famous haunt of smugglers of Spanish brandy, French wines and tobacco.

9 miles (14km) with 950 feet (285m) of ascent and 1,170 feet (350m) of descent

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The toughest day of walking on the holiday. Leaving Bonne Nuit Bay we pass La Crete Fort, a mid 19th century guardhouse and now the Lieutenant Governor’s weekend retreat. Heading east we pass La Petit Port on our way to Bouley Bay. Here we join the undulating coastal path that takes us to the White Rock, above Rozel Bay. We continue to Flicquet Bay where we see our first Jersey round tower, one of 30 built in the 18th century to help counter a French invasion.

12 miles (19km) with 1,450 feet of (435m) ascent and descent

Sea shells


Today no walks are organised allowing you to explore the island on your own. Bring your National Trust card if you have one, as it can be used in Jersey.


Depending on the tides, much of this walk can be undertaken along the beach. Leaving Gorey Pier we walk along the promenade to La Rocque Harbour. We continue to St Helier passing the Victoria and South Piers and the Commercial Buildings which were built by wealthy merchants in the early 1800s. Leaving St Helier we continue our walk along St Aubin’s Bay.

11½ miles (18.5km) with 100 feet (30m) of ascent and descent.

Serene South Dorset Beach and Sea at Sunset


We restart our walk from St Aubin Harbour which was once the main base for the Jersey cod merchants. We continue across St Brelade’s Bay where we have the opportunity to visit the ancient church and the Fisherman’s Chapel. We now cross the headland above Flicquet Bay and aim for the former German Artillery Observation Tower, to finish our walk at Corbière.

8 miles (13km) with 770 feet (230m) of ascent and 670 feet (200m) of descent

A view of Potami beach with azure sea water, Samos island, Greece


We have arranged transfers for you to be taken to the airport to catch your flight.


Greenhills Country Hotel, St Peter - Jersey Coast Path

This is a centre-based holiday located in St Peter, which provides a central location for the walks. The 4-star Greenhills Country Hotel is a recently refurbished 17th century country house built from Jersey’s honey-coloured granite, set in the beautiful countryside of St Peter’s Valley.  All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, toiletries, TV, and WiFi. Drying facilities are available at the hotel. 

Getting to Greenhills Country Hotel, St Peter - Jersey Coast Path

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters. Trekking/approach shoes are not recommended for this trek
  • Sturdy sandals for any river and stream crossings. This is most relevant to the June departure
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • 35-40 litre rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Water bottle (at least 1.5-2 litres)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents and for crossing streams and snow patches
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

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2020
23 May - 30 May Standard 2019 £1,485 £1,435 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
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2020
23 May - 30 May Standard 2019 £1,295 £1,245 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
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22 Aug - 29 Aug Standard 2019 £1,295 £1,245 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Trails
Walking Grade:
3

7 nights from £1,485pp £1,435pp with flights

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