Self-Guided Routes

Self-Guided Routes

Self-Guided Routes

What’s your walking style? Laid back and relaxed? Enthusiastic and vigorous? Do you like beaches and headlands? Or are you more of a country lover?

It might be hard to believe, but Jersey answers all those walking questions. More and more visitors are discovering our coastal paths and Green Lanes in an island blessed with a mild, sunny climate, great natural beauty and bountiful wildlife. So pack your walking boots – and don’t forget the binoculars.

 
Couple at Victoria in the Valley pub

6 Walking routes to build a thirst

Each of these routes starts and ends at a pub and walkers are welcome to leave their vehicles in the car parks. Don't forget to get your guide book stamped and claim your t-shirt when you have visited all 8 pubs.

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St Helier Harbours

A Harbour Stroll

A short walk around St Helier’s harbours, highlighting the history and relevance of both the old and the new, and exploring areas slightly off the beaten track.

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Harve Des Pas, St Helier

A View, a Village and a Cemetery

This gentle stroll takes in magnificent views from the heights of Mount Bingham above St Helier harbour, the sheltered old-world charm of a Victorian Holiday village and a remarkable cemetery!

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St Helier Church

Churches, Chapels and Back Streets

A stroll around the churches and chapels of St Helier, taking the walker through parts of the town rarely frequented by visitors. Many of the Victorian terraced houses built for the immigrant work force of the early 19th century, have been tastefully restored.

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Coastal Walk from Le Grand Etacquerel to Devil's Hole

Coastal Walk 2 - Le Grand Etacquerel to Devil's Hole

Parts of this walk are steep and there are some sections of steps. Allow 4 1/2 hours. Good footwear essential.

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Coastal Walk from L'Etacq to Bouley Bay

Coastal Walk 3 - Bouley Bay to Gorey

Some parts of this walk are steep, so allow plenty of time and wear good footwear. The walk should take about six hours. Don’t forget to take plenty to drink on a hot day.

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National Trust for Jersey

Col de La Rocque coastal walk

Discover some of Jersey’s finest coastal scenery, include superb views of the other channel islands, on this exhilarating walk along part of the North coast footpath.

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Countryside Walk East

Countryside Walk 1 - Trinity to Gorey

A fairly gentle walk through country lanes taking in the east of the island.

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Countryside Walk St Lawrence - Jersey War Tunnels

Countryside Walk 2 - St Lawrence Circular

This is a circular walk, and you will need fairly good shoes as there are footpaths as well as roads.

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Food Trail 1 - Classic Cattle

Food Trail 1 - Classic Cattle, Classy Wines

This interesting walk takes in the quiet lanes of St Peter, where the Green Lane scheme was first introduced, in an effort to reduce the speed and numbers of cars using the lanes during the rush-hours, and St Mary, which boasts the most Green Lanes of all the parishes.

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Food Trail - Jersey Oysters

Food Trail 2 - Oysters, Mussels, Hens n'eggs and farm shops too!

This is a circular walk around the lovely parish of Grouville, from where so much of Jersey’s homegrown food is produced. It calls in on two farm shops on the way, with refreshments available at the Jersey Pottery at the half-way point. The route is predominantly on lanes, but it also crosses the Ro ...

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St Lawrence Reservoir

Food Trail 3 - Water Water Everywhere

This walk features Waterworks Valley, where three of Jersey’s main reservoirs are located. Formerly known as Le Chemin des Moulins (Mill Lane), the streams in this lovely valley were first dammed in 1895 to store water, purify it and provide clean healthy water for St Helier.

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Mont Orgueil (Gorey) Castle

Glorious Gorey

Guarded to the north by the majestic castle of Mont Orgueil, and fringed by the soft sand of the Royal Bay of Grouville, Gorey has something for everyone; gourmet, history buff or sun seeker.

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Grouville Parish Walk

Grouville Parish Walk

With a mixture of long coastline, low-lying fertile land overlooked by high ground accessed by beautiful valleys, the parish's geography lends itself to wonderful walking.

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La Hougue Bie

Heritage Walk 1 - La Hougue Bie

Circular Walk from La Hougue Bie: This goes through three parishes, down grassy tracks, past a reservoir and through ancient hamlets. It also offers wonderful coastal views.

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Mont Orgueil Castle & Gorey harbour

Heritage Walk 2 - Mont Orgueil Castle

Circular walk from Mont Orgueil Castle. This walk offers wonderful coastal views and passes two Neolithic dolmens. It also goes through St Catherine’s Wood, so could be muddy in parts. (3 hours allows time to look at the dolmens and admire the views).

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Samares Manor

Heritage Walk 3 - Samares Manor

Circular Walk from Samarès Manor: This walk offers a delightful variety of scenery, visits a wooded copse and Neolithic passage grave, owned by the National Trust for Jersey and passes near an important area of wetland, highly valued for its plant and bird life. (2½ hours allows time to visit passag ...

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Orangutans at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Heritage Walk 4 - Durrell Wildlife

Circular walk starting from Durrell Wildlife. This walk offers a great variety of views. There are some tracks, a short section of cliff path and many scenic country lanes. There are some steep climbs on the cliff path, but otherwise the terrain is gentle. 2½ - 3 hours.

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National Trust for Jersey

La Vallette scenic walk

Located in the surroundings of Bonne Nuit Bay, La Vallette walk features a circular path exploring a delightful cotil, which offers a variety of wildlife interest and some superb sea views at any time of the year.

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National Trust for Jersey

Le Don Paton Nature Walk

At their best in spring and summer, the rugged cliffs of the north coast offer a dramatic scenery, contrasting strikingly with the tranquil slopes of the Mourier Valley meadows.

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Le Sentier des Moulin Walk

Le Sentier des Moulin Walk

This walk through the woodland in Waterworks Valley was one of the Millenium Projects of the Parish of St Lawrence. Built by volunteers over a period from October 1998 to June 2000, the route includes interpretation boards along its route.

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Les Creux

Les Creux Millennium Country Park

One end of the walk begins opposite Route Orange Estate on Route Orange. A marvellously smooth gravel path takes you from the bustle of the main road to the quiet of Les Creux.

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National Trust for Jersey

Les Mielles wildlife walk

Delightful and generally easy walk that will appeal to all enthusiasts of wildlife and wild places.

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St Ouens Parish Church

Pub Walk 1 - The Tipsy Farmer's Round

A linear or circular walk through the Western parishes of St Peter and St Ouen, with spectacular views of St Ouen's Bay. Mostly on road.

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St Marys Parish Church

Pub Walk 2 - North Coast Nosebag

A circular walk through the lanes of St Mary and St John. Mainly on road, but with a short but quite steep section of coastal path offering spectacular views along the north coast.

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La Crete Fort

Pub Walk 3 - A High Hike

Either a circular or two linear walks through lanes and along cliff paths in St John and Trinity. Start either from The Trinity Arms or from The St John.

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St Catherines Woods (Rozel Woods)

Pub Walk 4 - St Martin’s Round

This is a varied and attractive walk through the most northeasterly parish, on road, as well as woodland and coastal tracks.

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Seymour Tower

Pub Walk 5 - A Grouville Gander

For the most part in the parish of Grouville, the walk is along country lanes through outdoor tomato fields, over high ground with spectacular views of Mont Orgueil Castle and Grouville Bay, and finishing with a stroll along the beach, tide permitting.

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Rondels Farm Shop

Pub Walk 6 - Highland Trail

A longish stroll through the lanes of Trinity and part of rural St Helier. By following the map and taking a cross lane, the walk can be shortened.

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Jersey War Tunnels, St Lawrence

Pub Walk 7 - Victorian Connections

A delightful walk through some of the Island’s loveliest lanes. The trees often create archways, the result of centuries of branchage, the twice-yearly task of cutting back the roadsides and overhanging branches.

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St Aubin high Street, St Brelade

Pub Walk 8 - Breathtaking St Brelade's

A varied and interesting circular walk along a mixture of road and coastal track, from the idyllic harbour village of St Aubin to spectacular Noirmont Point and breathtaking St Brelade’s Bay.

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La Corbiere Lighthouse

Pub Walk 9 - Phare Far Away

A walk with stunning views from Corbière Point and coastal paths. Mainly on tracks and footpaths, this is an ideal late afternoon walk to enjoy the setting sun over a refreshing drink.

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St Brelade Parish Hall

St Aubin Past & Present

Located in the Parish of St Brelade, St Aubin is a place of many moods. It has a sleepy, old world atmosphere yet can be lively too. The old town crowds around the harbour, a mixture of hotels, restaurants, shops and galleries. Three very different granite churches add a certain grandeur and there a ...

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Coastal Walk from Corbiere to L'Etacq

St Aubin to L'Etacq Coastal Walk

A linear, fairly easy walk along well defined paths, with no steep sections, this walk will take around 4 hours to complete.Good footwear essential.

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St Clement, La Rocque Harbour

St Clement Parish Walk

St Clement is the smallest parish in the island, but it's location on the sheltered south coast have made it a popular place to live. This walk takes in the low lying ground of the vingtaines of Samares and Grande Vingtaine, but climbs to the high ground above Le Rocquier and from Verclut.

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St Helier

St Helier Parish Walk

Surprisingly, for such an urban environment there is a substantial area of green lanes and fields, and wonderful views of the bays both to the east and west from the surrounding hills.

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Bonne Nuit

St John Parish Walk

It is difficult to put a finger on the unique qualities that make St John such an interesting and unusual parish.

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National Trust for Jersey

St Lawrence Heritage Walk

Entirely located in St Lawrence Parish, this walk combines a refreshing stroll in one of Jersey’s most beautifull valleys with an insight into the island’s historic heritage.

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St Lawrence

St Lawrence Parish Walk

St Lawrence is blessed with some of the islands most beautiful lanes and unspoilt valleys. The south flowing streams enclosing the parish to the east and the west, and a one mile stretch of firm sand forming the southern boundary of St Aubin's bay.

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St Martin

St Martin Parish Walk

St Martin is a typical Jersey country parish boasting rolling fields with grazing cows, herds of sheep, and some of Jerseys best woodlands. Its steep cliffs provides the walker with dramatic views.

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St Mary

St Mary Parish Walk

Because of St Mary's small size and rural nature, it is a quiet parish which forms boundaries to four other parishes on the east, west and south.. The north boundary is the sea, with magnificent wild cliffs, a riot of colour in spring and early summer.

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St Ouen "The White Hut"

St Ouen Parish Walk

One of the largest of the islands parishes, St Ouen's interesting parts are many and varied. With a long coastline of magnificent beaches contrasting with steep cliffs and and bays.

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St Peter Parish Walk

St Peter Parish Walk

St Peters has two distinctively different characters, the high ground and views across St Ouen's bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the more wooded lanes and valleys of the south and centre.

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St Saviour

St Saviour Parish Walk

The parish boasts a blend of urban variety and fruitful countryside, and St Saviour is a virtually land locked parish, with over two thirds green fields and pastures.

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The Royal Square

The Royal Square, Fort Regent and The Old Harbour

This two-hour walk is all about an 18th century battle, defences and harbours. It starts from the Royal Square, takes in the heights of Le Mont de La Ville, now known as Fort Regent, and descends again to return via St Helier’s original harbour. There are some quite steep steps both up and down, alt ...

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Trinity

Trinity Parish Walk

The parish of Trinity is the most rural of Jerseys parishes, yet for such a rural community it offers a great variety of interest. In the north, the spectacular coast stretches from Giffard bay, to Rozel in the east. Inland the tree shaded country lanes pass the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust a ...

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Under the Greenwood Tree - Hamptonne

Under the Greenwood Tree

Fairly easy walk along well defined paths.

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