Jersey Guided Walking

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided walking
Walking Grade: 2 & 3
from £1,599pp

For excellent coastal walks, WWII relics, and a better-than-average British weather, a guided walking holiday in Jersey ticks all the boxes. When you’re not busy admiring beaches and bays like St Aubin and St Ouen, you’ll stumble upon battle-worn castles, ruined forts, and places that played a pivotal role in history. Learn about the island’s time under Nazi occupation and discover what remains of German coastal fortifications that were once part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall against allied invasion.

What you’ll love

  • Exploring the best of Jersey's coast and countryside
  • The choice of two walks a day, one easier, one harder
  • Discovering the island's fascinating history
  • Dramatic geological features including the Devil’s Hole and the Pinnacle
  • Relaxing by beautiful bays and beaches
  • Stunning coastal scenery

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 walking leaders will be on hand from 6:30pm, when we’ll gather to give you a warm welcome and explain the plan of action before dinner.


Today’s walks leave directly from our hotel and head along Jersey’s south coast to explore the delightful headland of Noirmont Point, with its dramatic sea views and German occupation remains.  We’ll have ample time to explore the quaint seaside resort of St Brelade and its parish church.

Option 1 – Noirmont Point & St Brelade

Distance: 6½ miles (10 km)

Ascent: 250 feet (80m)

In summary: Following the Jersey Coast Path to Noirmont Point, we get spectacular sea views and the chance to investigate various remains of German artillery and defences. We then head gently down to Ouaisne Bay and the Paleolithic site of La Cotte de St Brelade before continuing to St Brelade. Stroll along the promenade to visit St Brelade Church and Fisherman’s Chapel, the oldest place of worship on the island, before returning to St Aubin by bus.

Highlight: The rocky headland of Ouaisne Bay contains one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, La Cotte de St Brelade, once home to Neanderthals.

Option 2 – Circular via Noirmont Point, St Brelade & the old Railway Line

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5 km)

Ascent: 550 feet (160m)

In summary: Starting out on the same route as the Option 1 walk, after exploring Noirmont Point we continue to the headland above Ouaisne Bay and take steep steps down through a quarry to reach the wide sandy bay below. Depending on the tide, we either continue along the beach to St Brelade or follow the route via Le Grouin.  After time to enjoy St Brelade Church and Fisherman’s Chapel, we retrace our steps to Le Mont Sohier and take green lanes to join the old railway track, following its shady path back to our hotel.

Highlight: View the restored bunkers and gun emplacements of Batterie Lothringen at Noirmont Point, Jersey’s WWII war memorial.

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We explore the island’s east coast, travelling to Rozel where our walks begin and finishing in the fishing port of Gorey, dominated by the imposing Mont Orgueil Castle. We’ll enjoy coastal stretches plus the chance to visit Jersey’s finest dolmen and the island’s largest reservoir.

Option 1 – Dolmens, Woods, Reservoir & Mont Orgueil Castle

Distance: 7.5 miles (12 km)

Ascent: 500 feet (155 m)

In summary: Starting on the outskirts of Rozel, we descend to the Dolmen de Couperon, a 2,500-year-old Neolithic passage grave, before following the coast path around St Catherine's Bay to the Archirondel Tower. Hheading inland, we reach our second dolmen of the day, the Dolmen de Faldouet.  Continuing on minor lanes, our route then takes us to the Queen’s Reservoir before descending to the coast and following the promenade towards the harbour at Gorey.  You may choose to visit Mont Orgueil Castle, or simply spend time admiring the boats in the harbour or enjoying the various cafes and bars.

Highlight: Striking medieval Mont Orgueil Castle towering above Gorey harbour.

Option 2 – Dolmens and Queen’s Reservoir to Gorey Harbour

Distance: 10.5 miles (17 km)

Ascent: 666 feet (203 m)

In summary: Starting from Rozel, we descend to visit the Neolithic Dolmen de Couperon before following the Coast Path via Fliquet Tower to the mid-19th Century naval harbour of St Catherine’s with its breakwater. From here we head inland to the Dolmen de Faldouet before continuing to the Queen’s Reservoir to follow the undulating path that circumnavigates it, with a chance to spot birds and wildlife on its waters and surrounding woodland. From here we return to the coast to finish our walk with views of Mont Orgueil Castle as we enter Gorey Harbour.

Highlight: A great mixture of inland and coastal walking, with the option to visit Mont Orgueil Castle.

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These walks explore the rugged scenic north coast of Jersey, starting with a journey to the inland village of St John’s. Both routes begin on minor lanes, but then take us along superb stretches of the Coast Path and passing the Devil’s Hole, a major geological landmark. Both walks finish at Greve de Lecq with its superb beach and cafes.

Option 1 – St John’s to La Greve de Lecq via the Coast Path

Distance: 6 miles (10 km)

Ascent: 450 feet (140 m)

In summary: Starting with a brief visit to the 13th century St John’s Church, we take a short diversion to the village graveyard to see the ornate tomb of the holiday camp entrepreneur, Billy Butlin who lived in the parish. Retracing our steps we then head west along quiet country lanes to reach the coast at Sorel Point to admire the view. Continuing west along the undulating coast path, we reach our next landmark – Devil’s Hole – a yawning chasm in the cliff.  From here our path takes us over a number of rocky headlands to reach the charming beach resort of La Greve de Lecq, with time for a swim or paddle before returning to our hotel. 

Highlight: Peer into Devil’s Hole, a collapsed cave where the sea has formed a blowhole.

Option 2 – St John’s to Greve de Lecq via Bonne Nuit and the Coast Path

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260 m)

In summary: Starting in St John’s our route heads east along green lanes before descending to the coast at Bonne Nuit Bay, with its sheltered harbour. We then turn west and follow the Coast Path around Fremont Head and on to Sorel Point for some splendid views. As with the Option 1 walk, we continue to Devil’s Hole and on over a number of rocky headlands to reach the La Greve de Lecq with a chance for a dip before our transport returns us to the hotel.

Highlight: Striking clifftop views on the most dramatic part of the island.

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

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Today we return to the dramatic north coast, this time to explore the north-west corner, including Plemont, Grosnez Castle and the Pinnacle.

Option 1 – Jersey Pearl to Greve de Lecq

Distance: 6 miles (9.5 km)

Ascent: 500 feet (150 m)

In summary:  From our drop off at the Jersey Pearl, we will either walk along the beach or the foreshore around St Ouen’s Bay to Le Grande Etacquerel, depending on the tide.  We then ascend to the cliff path skirting the island’s horse racing course and pass the Pinnacle, the site of a prehistoric settlement. Reaching the ruins of 14th-century Grosnez Castle, on a clear day we can enjoy fantastic views out north to the other Channel Islands. We then continue east along the Coast Path to Plemont Bay and a chance for refreshments before finishing in Greve de Lecq.

Highlight: Dramatic rock formations and views from a ruined castle.

Option 2 – St Ouen’s Church to Greve de Lecq via Le Valle de la Mare Reservoir

Distance: 9.5 miles (15 km)

Ascent: 500 feet (150 m)

In summary: Starting with a visit to St Ouen’s Church, we walk on green lanes and paths to La Valle de Mare Reservoir, home to many species of birds and wildlife. Our route then returns us to the coast in the middle of St Ouen’s Bay, where we follow the Coast Path north to the Jersey Pearl. From here our walk follows the Option 1 description as we pass the striking Pinnacle and the ruins of Grosnez Castle to reach Plemont Bay. Our day finishes at the beach resort of Greve de Lecq.

Highlight: The contrast of the rugged coastal path with Jersey’s inland greenery and second-largest reservoir.

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Our final day of walking explores the south-west corner of the island, including the dramatic headland of La Corbière with its iconic lighthouse flanked by rocks and reached via a causeway.

Option 1 - St Brelade to St Aubin via Corbière

Distance: 7 miles (11.5 km)

Ascent: 500 feet (160 m)

In summary: A short transfer takes us to St Brelade Church where our first day’s walk finished.  We follow the Coast Path above Beau Port and past the island’s prison at La Moye to reach the south-west tip of the island at Corbière.  If tidal conditions permit, we can walk out across the causeway to the lighthouse itself (additional 1 mile/1.5 km).  We then return to St Aubin and our hotel using the tree-lined footpath which follows the old Corbière railway line.

Highlight: Striking views of Corbière Lighthouse, the most photographed spot in Jersey.

Option 2 – St Brelade to St Aubin via Corbiere & Les Quennevais Dunes

Distance: 8 miles (13 km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200 m)

In summary: Beginning in St Brelade, we follow the Coast Path to reach the south-west tip of the island at Corbière with spectacular views of the lighthouse and the chance to cross the causeway to reach it, if tidal times permit (additional 1 mile/1.5 km). From here our walk continues on the Coast Path past La Pulente to Le Braye. We then head inland across Le Quennevais dunes, considered to be the fourth richest in Europe for flowering plant life, and pass a Neolithic standing stone sometimes known as La Dame Blanche. Finally we join the Corbière Trail following the old railway line back to St Aubin and our hotel.

Highlight: Exploring the sand dunes at Le Quennevais, known as Les Blanches Banques, one of the ten largest single dune systems in the British Isles and home to a large variety of scarce insects.

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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Itinerary map for Jersey Guided Walking

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

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Suitable footwear such as waterproof walking boots that provide ankle support and good grip  
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket 
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans & waterproof capes are not suitable)  
  • Mid-layer(s) to keep you warm. Fleeces make a good choice
  • Waterproof overtrousers  
  • Gloves and a warm hat  
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner 
  • Spotting scope and/or binoculars 
  • Flask for hot drinks   
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)  
  • Sunscreen  
  • UV sunglasses  

Recommended  

  • Several base layers (long-sleeve or short-sleeve)  
  • Cushioned walking socks to avoid blisters  
  • First aid kit, including plasters and insect repellent 
  • Sit mat   
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables  
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace)  
  • Wallet/purse  
  • Camera 
  • First-aid kit 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

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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01 Jun - 08 Jun 2024

7 nights

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Important information

  • With flights holidays: Price includes return flights from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Southampton to Jersey Airport, hold baggage and airport transfers.

If you have booked your own flights and would like airport transfers, you must contact us on +44 (0)20 8732 1250 or email reservations@hfholidays.co.uk at least 8 weeks before your holiday start date to provide your flight details. If you do not contact us, we will assume you are making independent travel arrangements.

Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Guided walking
Walking Grade:
2 & 3

7 nights from £1,599pp

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