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Jersey Coastal Path Guided Trail

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided walking
Walking Grade: 3
from £1,479pp £1,429pp

An independent, English-speaking territory with an intriguing mix of cultures, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands that sits between England and France. Not only does it boast better-than-average British weather, but also beautiful beaches, impressive castles, and seaside towns that have all the laidback charms of a European resort. Though the island measures just 45 square miles, it has 50 miles of varied coastline to explore, and our experienced leaders will guide you along the entire coastal path which circumnavigates the island. Discover the rugged cliffs and secluded coves of the north, the broad sweeping bays of St Aubin’s and St Ouen’s in the south and west, plus the pretty harbour towns and the iconic castle-crowned Mont Orgueil in the east.

What you’ll love

  • Circumnavigating the entire island
  • Discovering the island’s fascinating history
  • Enjoying the most stunning coastal walks in the UK
  • Relaxing by the beach or taking a dip in the pool on your free day
  • Staying at the comfortable Somerville Hotel 

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite rooms in our partner accommodation(s)  
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning  
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee   
  • Guided walks with an experienced HF Holidays Leader  
  • All transport to and from walks where necessary  
  • Return flights from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Southampton to Jersey, including hold baggage, and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

You're welcome to check in at the Somerville Hotel from 3pm onwards. Your HF Holidays Leaders will be on hand from 6:30pm to give you a warm welcome and explain the plan of action before dinner. 


Distance: 8 miles (14km)  

Ascent: 560 feet (170m)  

Descent: 650 feet (200m) 

We’ll start our walk from the hotel door this morning and head down to Noirmont, Jersey National Park. We’ll continue across St Brelade’s Bay where we can visit the ancient church and the Fisherman’s Chapel. It’s then time to cross the headland above Flicquet Bay and aim for the former German Artillery Observation Tower, to finish our walk at Corbière. 


Distance: 10.5miles (16.5km)  

Ascent: 560ft (170m)  

Descent: 505ft (154m) 

Today’s 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’ll climb the headland passing Le Pinacle, a 200ft outcrop of pink granite. We’ll walk along the headland to the ruin of Grosnez Castle, a 14th century fort. Continuing along the undulating cliff path we pass Plemont Bay and to Greve de Lecq with its sandy beach, pub, and cafés. 


Distance: 10.5 miles (16.5km)  

Ascent: 1400ft (425m)  

Descent: 1470ft (450m) 

Our walk today takes us on a visit to a collapsed cave known as the Devil’s Hole before we cross the Mourier Valley and on to Sorrel Point. We’ll descend to Bonne Nuit Bay, a once famous haunt of smugglers of Spanish brandy, French wines, and tobacco. Leaving Bonne Nuit Bay, we’ll 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. 


Each week there’s a free day when no walks are organised. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel or explore independently. Bring your National Trust card if you have one, as it can be used in Jersey. 


Distance: 9 miles (15km)  

Ascent: 560ft (170m)  

Descent: 625ft (190m) 

This morning we’ll join the undulating coastal path that takes us to the White Rock, above Rozel Bay. We’ll continue to Flicquet Bay where we’ll see our first Jersey round tower, one of 30 built in the 18th century to help counter a French invasion. Depending on the tides, much of the next stage of the walk can be undertaken along the beach. Leaving Gorey Pier, we’ll walk along to end our day at Tower 5. 


Distance: 10 miles (16km)  

Ascent: 80ft (24m)  

Descent: 105ft (32m) 

On our final day we’ll follow the trail 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’ll continue our walk along St Aubin’s Bay, to end our circumnavigation of the island, at St Aubin. 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.  


Somerville

The family-owned 4-star Somerville is a delightful country house hotel, nestled in the hillside overlooking the quaint village of St Aubin. Enjoying fabulous views over the harbour and across the bay to Elizabeth Castle, the hotel is a great base for our walking holiday with nearby access to public transport to explore on your free day. You will find friendly service and all the modern conveniences to make your holiday comfortable. Tides restaurant focuses on top-quality food using seasonal ingredients, and the Voyager lounge and bar offer a stylish and relaxing environment to enjoy a glass of something delicious. The hotel is set in lush gardens and has an outdoor swimming pool (heated mid-May to mid-September). Rooms have been recently refurbished and have tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes, toiletries, TV and Wi-Fi.

Food & drink

Our holidays in Jersey are half-board, with breakfast and evening meal provided at the hotel.

Dietary requirements

Our partner hotels can cater for most dietary requirements, but it is important you advise us of any allergies and dietary restrictions you have at the time of booking.

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Getting to Somerville

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Essential information

Essentials

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment need 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
  • Waterproof walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • 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
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for a hot drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • 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 extras

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent and a midge hood is highly recommended for Scotland
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

 

Guest reviews

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Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised prices listed below show the lowest economy flight price option for that departure. On holidays where we offer local UK airports, details will appear in the “Important Information” section below and available alternative flight options will be offered when you book. Seating upgrades may be available on request and at an additional charge, please call 020 3974 8865 for a quote.

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2025

26 Apr - 03 May 2025

7 nights

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26 Apr - 03 May 2025

7 nights

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Important information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: From: £319 (complete holiday)
  • With flight holidays: Flights from London Gatwick included

 

Important information

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELLER WILLING TO SHARE?

For 2023, please follow the booking process for a twin room and we will do our best to find you another group member of the same gender to share with. Please note that if at thirteen weeks prior to the start of your holiday a sharing partner is unavailable, a single room will be allocated with a resulting single supplement charge outlined above. Any additional charge for the single supplement will be confirmed at the point of final payment and bookings are accepted on this understanding.

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With flight holidays: Price includes return flights to Jersey, hold baggage and airport transfers.

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Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Guided walking
Walking Grade:
3

7 nights from £1,479pp £1,429pp

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