Jersey Coast Path
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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.
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.
Greenhills Country Hotel, St Peter - 7nts
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 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.
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.
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.
Day 1: Arrival Day at Greenhills Country House in St Peters
Check-in is available at Greenhills from 15.00 and you may meet your leader on the transfer to the hotel or at a welcome meeting prior to dinner on your first evening.
Day 2: 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. 8.5 miles (13.5km) with 250 feet (75m) of ascent
Day 3: 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. 9 miles (14km) with 950 feet (285m) of ascent and 1,170 feet (350m) of descent
Day 4: 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. 12 miles (19km) with 1,450 feet of (435m) ascent and descent
Day 5: 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.
Day 6: 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. 11.5 miles (18.5km) with 100 feet (30m) of ascent and descent
Day 7: 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. 8 miles (13km) with 770 feet (230m) of ascent and 670 feet (200m) of descent
Day 8: Departure Day
We have arranged for you to be taken to the airport to catch your flight.
The itinerary may be subject to change at the discretion of the leader with regard to the weather, tides and other external factors
'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 15 minutes.
All passengers aged 16 and over are required to provide photographic ID at the check-in desk and at the departure gate
We can arrange airport transfers to and from the airport to meet any flight. Please let us know your flight times so that we can book you onto this free transfer.
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.
Condor Ferries operate ferries from Poole in Dorset to Jersey (via Guernsey). See www.condorferries.co.uk
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. Bus routes 8 and 28 both stop at Greenhills. The stop reference number for Greenhills is 2729. For more details visit the very useful Libertybuswebsite: www.libertybus.je.
Please note the transfer from the ferry is not included in your holiday price
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- 7 nights’ Full Board en-suite accommodation
- The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ guide
- All transport to and from the route is provided on walking days
- Transfers to and from Jersey airport
Prices are per person
- 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: £10 per person