Jersey Walking Holiday

8th to 13th October, 2018


Day 1: Le Saie Slipway, Rozel Bay, Fliquet Bay, St Catherine’s bay, Royal Bay of Grouville.
Day 2: St John’s Village, Bonne Nuit Bay, Bouley Bay, Rozel Bay.
Day 3: Noirmont Point, St Brelade,s Bay, Portelet Bay, Corbiere Point.
Day 4: Greve de Lecq, Devil’s Hole, Crabbe, Ronez Point, St John’s Village.

Start Point: St Helier’s, Jersey    
Distance: At a guess around 30 miles Ascent: An aweful lot!
Time: 4 days
Weather: Mainly sunny, warm and dry with a short shower, and a little breezy towards the end of the week

The walking holiday was organised by G- Line Coach Tours.  Transport was from home to Jersey via Liverpool Airport.  The hotel base was in St Helier.  The leader was a man from the Fylde, as were many of the walkers.  Each day the group departed from the central bus station and travelled by bus to the various start points.  At the end of the walk the return was by bus.  In travelling by bus one saw more of the island.  There is a standard fare of £2.00 (by card) or £2.20 cash.
The island measures nine miles by five miles, and during the stay the group walked about threequarters of the way around it using Coastal/Cliff Paths.  A couple of highlights of the week was a visit to “Mad Mary’s” Café (snack bar) at Bouley Bay and the Devil’s Hole on the north coast.  A field with lines of bushes had the group guessing, at first it was thought to be vineyard.  It turned out to be a trial for growing Tea.  In the main the weather was kind with temperatures in the low twenties and little wind until the end of the week. 

The first few steps of the walk at Rozel Bay

The path on the edge of Fliquet Bay

Gorey & Gorey Castle

Coastal path on the Royal Bay of Grouville

On the north coast

Bonne Nuit Bay

View time

Another view time (taking a breather)

A reminder of the German Occupation

Portelet Bay

St Brelade’s Church

One of many sandy beaches

One of many long flights of steps

The beach at Greve le Leqc

A steep start to the walk to St John's

A view of Greve le Leqc after the steep climb from the village

A whitewater day

The Devil near to his hole

Howard Davis Park St Helier

St Helier's Market

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