Jersey Coast Path

Guided Trail

Code: JELDW

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Food & drink

Level

  • Medium
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Difficulty indicator

Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £1,170.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

Appreciate the stunning Jersey coastline as we make a full circuit of this beautiful island. Our 45 mile route includes the rugged northern cliffs and the broad sweeps of St Aubin’s and St Ouen’s Bays.

 Holiday highlights:

  • Coastal walking along rugged cliffs and sandy beaches
  • Discover Jersey’s rich history and vibrant Anglo-French culture
  • Pass ancient smuggler's bays and millionaire's yachts
  • Relax in luxury and enjoy fine dining after your walk at the 4-star Greenhills Country Hotel 

What’s included:

  • 7 nights’ Full Board en-suite accommodation with all meals
  • The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ guide
  • All transport to and from the route is provided on walking days
  • Group transfers to and from Jersey airport

Accommodation

This is a centre-based holiday located in St Peter, which provides a central location for the walks. Joe and Carmelita are your welcoming hosts at the 4-star Greenhills Country Hotel. The hotel itself is a 17th century country house built from Jersey’s honey-coloured granite, set in the beautiful countryside of St Peter’s Valley.  

On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.

Itinerary

This trail holiday offers the opportunity to walk the entire coastal path. Our route follows the island’s coastline in a clockwise direction. We may alter the order of the walking days if tide conditions make this necessary.

Planned Itinerary

Corbière to Plemont

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

Plemont to Bonne Nuit Bay

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. 7½ miles (12km) with 950 feet (285m) of ascent and 1,170 feet (351m) of descent

Bonne Nuit to Gorey

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. 10 miles (16km) with 1,450 feet of (435m) ascent and descent

Free Day

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.

Gorey to St Aubin

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

St Aubin to Corbière

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. 7½ miles (12km) with 770 feet (231m) of ascent and 670 feet (201m) of descent

The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the leader with regard to the weather, tides and other external factors 

Local area

St Peter

St Peter is a large picturesque village set in green countryside. It has three churches and is linked to a network of green lanes.

Shops & facilities

Village amenities are good: there are two pubs, a Co-operative mini-market with Post Office and pharmacy, a small M&S food shop and a dairy farm shop. There two petrol shops and an ATM cash machine at the Co-op.

Free day options

Leaders will be happy to recommend options if you would like to walk independently.

St Helier

Sightseeing in the capital St Helier can include visits to the many museums and attractions, or treating yourself in the attractive restaurants and shops.

Sea trips

Ferries run from St Helier harbour to France, and to the neighbouring islands of Guernsey or Sark.

Jersey War Tunnels

A visit to this superb museum is a fascinating historical experience. Constructed by the Germans during the World War II, and intended to be an underground hospital, it took over 3 years to build and covers almost half a mile of tunnels and chambers dug through solid rock. Displays, models and a unique atmosphere now make this one of the most emotive museums you will ever visit.

La Hougue Bie

A fine prehistoric monument dating from 3,500 BC. The site contains a huge burial mound and passage grave as well as two medieval chapels situated on top of the mound. Galleries also display prehistoric finds from all over the island.

Travel

Jersey airport is approximately 3 miles from the hotel in St Peter.

‘With flight’ holidays

If you have booked your holiday “with flight” you will arrive at Jersey airport.  Upon arrival at Jersey airport exit through security into the Arrival Hall and make your way to the “Tantivy” desk and give them your name.  They will direct you to the next available transfer coach to the Greenhills Country Hotel.  The transfer by coach to your hotel takes approximately 30 minutes.

Departure day

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

If you are travelling independently, we can arrange an airport transfer to meet any flight.   

By fast ferry: Condor Ferries (www.condorferries.co.uk) operate services between Poole in Dorset and St Helier (via Guernsey). After disembarking, you can then either take a taxi to the hotel or travel by bus from St Helier’s Liberation Station, which is about a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. The Red Explorer (150) and Number 8 routes both stop at Greenhills. The stop reference number for Greenhills is 2729. For more details visit the very useful Connex Transport Jersey website: www.mybus.je.  Please note that the transfer from the Ferry is not included in your holiday price.

Reviews

Date & Rating Customer Review HF Holidays says
20 Aug 2016, 7:13 a.m.

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Well organised - all the arrangements went according to plan

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A great way to see the island with its varied coastline - especially the wonderful beaches. Hotel was excellent with welcoming staff and good food.
13 Aug 2016, 4:48 p.m.

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Enjoyable

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Fantastic hotel.
11 Aug 2016, 4:22 p.m.

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All arrangements excellent. Maybe I am biased but perhaps some holidays could be organised specifically to suit Scottish flights--ie transfers etc. I feel that everything is geared to London flights and I do understand that the bulk of booking will be through LHR or Gatwick.

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Excellent. No bad points
9 Aug 2016, 6:31 a.m.

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Although hotel was not quite what I was expecting

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Beautiful walking
28 Jun 2016, 7:43 p.m.

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An excellent concept, offering great packages for different interests, and good value. My only criticism would be the insurance offered by HF, which I feel does not compare well with other policies available.

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The holiday was first class, but I am not sure you grading for the walks were entirely appropriate. Whilst I found the walks fine, some guests had difficulty.
25 Sep 2015, 5:42 p.m.

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Our past experience with HF was very good. There was a mixup on airport transfer but otherwise this was a flawless trip.
24 Sep 2015, 7:55 p.m.

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fantastic hotel, staff were really attentive, food was great. Leader was good. pity about the ferry but that was our choice of travel!

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sometimes we felt a bit 'pushed' would have liked a bit more time to look arround. otherwise a great holiday on a lovely island.
22 Sep 2015, 10:08 a.m.

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Everything arrived in plenty of time for this holiday

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The Hotel used in Jersey, The Greenhills in St Peters is the best I have ever stayed in with HF.The managers Joe and Carmileta and all of their staff were outstanding in the service and the welcome they gave. They really were extremely helpful and went way beyond what you would expect.The food was fabulous and so were the rooms. The walking was varied ,some road walking at times but this was expected because of the tides. 13 people in the group and we all got on with each other,an excellent holiday.
16 Aug 2015, 8:49 p.m.

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Very friendly and inclusive, gives the opportunity to explore places and to do things that I wouldn't be confident to do on my own.

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Fabulous, great walks, really varied & interesting. Fantastic hotel with great attention to detail and amazing food & service!
16 Aug 2015, 3:39 p.m.

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Some glitches with the administration which really aren't necessary, but overall a good company providing some great holidays.

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Fabulous walking, fabulous hotel and a beautiful place to go. The hotel couldn't be bettered, with a friendly, attentive staff and top quality food. The walking was challenging in parts but the leader was very aware of people's needs and always there to make sure everyone was okay. Jersey is much more beautiful than I expected with an enormously varied coastline and miles of almost empty beaches.

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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
6 May 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 6 May 2017, 1:50 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 May 2017, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Jersey

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 13 May 2017, 3:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 13 May 2017, 4:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Jersey
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,295.00 £1,270.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
6 May 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path 7 £1,195.00 £1,170.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
3 Jun 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 3 Jun 2017, 1:50 p.m.
  • Arrive: 3 Jun 2017, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Jersey

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 10 Jun 2017, 3:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Jun 2017, 4:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Jersey
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,295.00 £1,270.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
3 Jun 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path 7 £1,195.00 £1,170.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
1 Jul 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Jul 2017, 1:50 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Jul 2017, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Jersey

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 8 Jul 2017, 3:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Jul 2017, 4:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Jersey
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,295.00 £1,270.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
1 Jul 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path 7 £1,195.00 £1,170.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
9 Sep 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 9 Sep 2017, 1:50 p.m.
  • Arrive: 9 Sep 2017, 2:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Jersey

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 16 Sep 2017, 3:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 16 Sep 2017, 4:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Jersey
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,295.00 £1,270.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now
9 Sep 2017 JELDW - Jersey Coast Path 7 £1,195.00 £1,170.00 Special Early Booking offer £25 off pp - ends 3 October Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Single room: £280 (complete holiday)

If at eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday a sharing partner is unavailable, a single room or room for single occupancy with associated supplement will be allocated to you instead. 

  • Non-member associate fee: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person

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