Walking in Jersey

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Landscapes of JERSEY: walks and car tours

by Geoff Daniel

A very compact and detailed guide… good maps and information to get you to your starting point (either by public transport or your own rental car) and then information about all the highlights along the way… Combines car tours and walking tours… Would thoroughly recommend this useful little guide. (MN, Amazon)

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Description

JerseyWalking in Jersey can be quite challenging: the coastline features some steep paths with endless steps. But away from the coast there is slightly more variety in the landscape, and walking is relaxed and easy, mainly along quiet lanes and country paths. Geoff Daniel has the happy knack of finding sights and places to stir the imagination — from the Pinnacle (one-time scene of pagan rituals) to the eerie towering concrete relics dating from the German Occupation during World War II. Whether you’re a first-timer seeing Jersey by car or a regular visitor, you’ll enjoy exploring places you might never see without this guide.

Area covered: the entire island

Best months for walking: Walk here in April or May if you can, to catch the spring flowers. Otherwise, good walking can be enjoyed through to the end of October, and even in winter the climate is usually milder than on the mainland. Many keen walkers prefer to walk out of season — they take a chance with the possibility of rain and blustery breezes to enjoy the island free from summer visitors. However, even at the height of summer, it’s possible to find walks on which you’ll scarcely see another soul.

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Where to stay

With extensive bus services to every part of the island, St Helier provides the best hub for non-drivers who want to walk. But if you are hiring a car, it really doesn’t matter where you stay, because no part of the island will be more than a forty minute drive away. For the best beach, and a range of hotels from bed and breakfast to luxury level, popular St Brelade’s Bay might be a good choice for first-time visitors.

Edition/contents etc

2 car tours, 22 long and short walks, 14 picnic suggestions
64 pages + touring map; plan of St Helier; large-scale (1:25,000) topo maps (a particular feature of the book is the fact that the walking maps are all reproduced from the official Ordnance Survey map, with the permission of the Island authorities).
5th ed, 2010; ISBN 978-1-85691-391-1; UK retail price £7.99 / USA retail price $11.99

Table of contents:

Preface 4
Getting about 7
Picnicking 9
TOURING
THE WAY WEST 14
St Helier · St Aubin · Noirmont · La Corbière · L’Etacq · Grosnez · La Grève de Lecq · Devil’s Hole · German Underground Military Hospital · St Lawrence · Millbrook · St Helier
THE EAST END 18
St Helier · Sion · Pallot Steam Museum · (Bouley Bay) ·Jersey Zoo · Rozel · St Catherine’s Bay · Mont Orgueil · La Hougue Bie · La Rocque · Green Island · St Helier

WALKING
Where to stay 22
Weather 22
What to take 23
A country code for walkers and motorists 23
Waymarking and maps 24

THE WALKS
The walks (all circular except 7 and 11) are arranged starting with coastal walks running clockwise round the island from St Helier, followed by four inland walks.
1 St Helier heritage 25
2 St Brelade · Beau Port · La Lande du L’Ouest · Corbière · 29
3 Noirmont and Portelet Bay 32
4 The Corbière walk 35
5 Le Val de la Mare (Short walk) 37
6 The Pinnacle 40 7 The north coast 42
8 Sorel and La Vallée des Mouriers 45
9 Round St Martin’s and Rozel 46
10 A short stroll around Flicquet 50
11 St Catherine’s to Gorey 52
12 St Lawrence: the heart of Jersey 53
13 The German Underground Military Hospital 56
14 Gorey village and Queen’s Valley (Short walk) 58
15 La Hougue Bie (Short walk ) 60

Buses and inter-island transport 62
St Helier town plan 25
Index 64
Island touring map inside back cover

Guidebook index

Anne Port 11, 20, 47
Archirondel 11, 19, 47, 52
Beau Port, Le 9, 11, 15, 29, 30-1
Belle Hougue, La 44, TM
Blanches Banques, Les 30-1, 35
Bonne Nuit Bay 42, 44, 62, TM
Bouley Bay 11, 18, 19, 44, 62, TM
Coleron, Le 29
Corbière, La 10, 14, 15, 17, 29, 30-1, 36, 62
Corbière Walk 5, 17, 22, 29, 30-1, 35, 36
Coupe, La 47, 49
Couperon, Dolmen du 47, 48, 49
Croc, Le 21
Dannemarche Reservoir, Le 17, 54
Devil’s Hole 14, 16, 17, 43, 62, TM
Douët de la Mer 47, 48
Elizabeth Castle 9, 25, 28
Etacq, L’ 10, 14, 16, 40, 41, 62, TM
Faldouët, Dolmen de 20, 47, 52, 58
Flicquet 47, 50, 51
German Underground Military Hospital 14, 17, 54, 56, 57, 62
Gorey (Gouray) 12-13, 20, 22, 47, 58, 59, 63
Bay and Pier 47, 12-13, 62
Grand Etacquerel, Le 10, 16, 40, 41, 62, TM
Green Island 63
Grève au Lanchon, La 43, TM
Grève de Lecq, La 14, 16, 43, 62, TM
Grosnez (Gros Nez) 14, 16, 40, 42, 63, TM
Hamptonne Country Life Museum 17, 53-5
Havre de Scez, Le 46, 47, 48, 49
Hocq, Le 21
Hougue Bie, La 11, 18, 20, 60, 61, 63
Ile au Guerdain, L’ 29, 30-1, 32, 33
Jersey Zoo 18, 19, 63, TM
Kempt Tower 11, 15, 38
La Lande du Ouest 29, 30-1
Landes, Les 41, 63, TM
Living Legend, The 17, 56, 57, 63
Macpela Cemetery 18
Mare slipway, La 11, 46, 47, 52
Marrioneux, Le 43, TM
Mielle de Morville, La 10, 16, 63
Mielles, Les 10, 22, 35
Millbrook 14, 17
Reservoir 53
Mont Orgueil 18, 20, 47, 12-13
Castle 47, 12-13, 58
Monts Grantez, Dolmen des 39
Morel Farm 55
Moulin de Quetivel, Le 17, 56
Nez, Le 54-5
Noirmont 10, 15, 30-1, 32, 33, 34
North coast path 22, 40, 42-4, TM
Pallot Steam Museum 18, 63
Petit Port, Le 30-1, 36, 44, TM
Pinnacle, The 10, 40, 41, TM, cover
Plémont 16, 42, 43, 63, TM
Portelet, Le 14, 30-1, 32, 34
Bay 29, 30-1, 32, 34, 63
Common 14, 29, 30-1,
Ouaisné, L’ 14, 29, 30-1,
Queen’s Valley Reservoir 11, 21, 47, 58, 59, 63
Rocco Tower 30-1, 35
Rocque, La 13, 18, 21
Ronez 10, 17, 47, TM
Rozel 11, 18, 19, 42, 44, 46, 47, 49, 63, TM
Bay 47, 48, 63, TM
Moulin de 47, 48
Woods 2, 11, 20, 46, 47, 49, TM
St Aubin 14, 23, 30-1, 35, 63
St Brelade 9, 29, 30-1
St Brelade’s Bay 15, 30-1, 63
St Catherine’s Bay and Breakwater 18, 19, 47, 51, 52, 63
St Clement 21
St Helier 9, 14, 17, 18, 25, 26-7, 28, 62-3
town plan 25
St Lawrence 14, 17, 53, 54, 55, 63
Millennium Standing Stone 53
St Martin’s 46, 47
St Mary’s 14, 63
St Ouen’s 37, 39, 63
Bay 10, 15, 30-1, 35, 38, 63
St Peter’s Valley 56, 57
St Saviour’s Hospital 11, 20, 47, 58, 63
Samares Manor 21
Sergenté, La 15, 30-1, 36
Sion 18
Sorel 43, 44, 45, 63, TM
Trinity 18, 63
Val de la Mare, Le 10, 16, 37, 38, 63
Vallée des Mouriers, La 43, 45, TM
Vaux Cuissin, Les 37, 38, 39
Waterworks Valley 11, 17, 53
Wolf’s Caves 43, TM

Current update

Jersey, 5th edition, 2010, updated 28/10/11

Updates for walks and car tours (drives) on Jersey given below supplement those provided in the guidebook. It is vital that this Update is read in conjunction with the text of the book, but note that the Update applies only to the edition stated and not to any earlier editions. (If you have an older edition of this book you can “upgrade” to the latest edition at half price.)

Information has been forwarded to us by users of the book, and Sunflower Books offers the data in good faith but cannot be held responsible for any misleading or inaccurate content in the Update. Unless indicated otherwise, what appears here has not been verified by the author or publisher, so please allow due caution when new or amended routes are suggested. Each piece of information is dated; bear in mind that some of the older observations may have since been overtaken by events or further changes. If, during your holiday, you are using the current edition of the guide and are able to provide any additional updating to add to this page, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please send information, preferably by e-mail, to info@sunflowerbooks.co.uk.

One of the recommended sources of picnic fare (Marks & Spencer at Red Houses) has closed. There are now some new Marks & Spencer franchise outlets operated by SandpiperCI, notably one at St Peter and another at St John. The main store is still in St Helier.

To date, no information has been received from users regarding any problems with walks in 2013. However, be aware that after a very wet winter there will be a lot of undergrowth reducing access on some of the paths especially in the spring and early summer.

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