United Kingdom : The Channel Islands

Walking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark

Trip code: W06CI 4.2 (6 reviews)

Self-guided walking

6 nights,
twin centre

Level: 1+ & 2

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Explore 3 islands of this beautiful archipelago, each with its own unique character.
  • A walker's paradise, with miles of stunning coastline routes and rural hamlets
  • Treat yourself with exceptional culinary and the freshest seafood

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Boat crossings
  • Airport transfers
  • Email briefing pack

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Walking in this archipelago is simply good for the soul. You will discover a landscape full of gentle surprises, shifting in a kaleidoscope of colour. Breathe the fresh salty air as you walk in the dramatic beauty of Jersey's coast. Meander in Guernsey along rugged cliff paths carpeted with gorse and wildflowers as the tide laps against the sweeping shoreline below.

Sark offers a truly unique holiday experience for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Being a car-free Island you will only meet walkers, cyclist or horses and carriages on the Island.

Wander through wooded valleys and country lanes to birdsong, or gently amble along the marina to enjoy local food and drink at a seaside pub nestled in a French-style fishing village. As the sinking sun lights up the evening sky, paddle your tired feet in clear local waters when the day is done.

Explore these unique islands in a large splash of green and blue and get ready to be amazed!

Terrain

Walks on this holiday are gentle and flat. There are no tough climbs. Walks are through villages, woods and along coastline.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Jersey

Arrival on the Jersey island. Private transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Explore St. Helier's harbours, and see some of the historical locations that have shaped the harbours both old and new. During this walk enjoy fantastic views of Fort Regent, Elizabeth Castle

An optional first hike allows you to discover the wild and rocky northern coastline, around Saint John's Church. On this walk you will reach Les Platons, the highest point of the Channel Islands, and, nestled between the high cliffs, the bays of Bonne Nuit Bay and Boulay Bay.

You stay at hotel Royal.

hotel details

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Hotel Royal, St Helier - Jersey

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This graceful hotel, established in the 1840's, is open year-round. The contemporary restaurant, TWENTY SEVEN David Place serves a bistro type classics menu offering good value. 'The food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients.”

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Jersey : The South West Coast (13km/8.1mi)

In the morning, head south of the island, towards the Pointe de Corbiere and its famous lighthouse. The coastal route takes you along the immense sandy bay of Saint-Brelade. Continue to Noirmont Point, revealing the few fortifications dating from the Second World War and end at Saint-Aubin, a charming fishing village with a large sandy bay. For more flexibility, we suggest to use the local public transport (bus) to reach the walk starting point and to come back to the hotel.

You stay at hotel Royal.

hotel details

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Hotel Royal, St Helier - Jersey

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


This graceful hotel, established in the 1840's, is open year-round. The contemporary restaurant, TWENTY SEVEN David Place serves a bistro type classics menu offering good value. 'The food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients.”

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 3: Jersey : The Northern Coastal Path (18km/11.2mi)

Today, discover the north-western coastal path : from Saint-John's-Church to L'Etacq. Along the coastline, in the wildest environment, following the sharp coastline, you reach the Greve de Lecq, one of the most fascinating bays on the island. The route ends at the rocky Pinnacle needle. For more flexibility, we suggest to use the local public transport (bus) to reach the walk starting point and to come back to the hotel.

You stay at hotel Royal.

hotel details

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Hotel Royal, St Helier - Jersey

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


This graceful hotel, established in the 1840's, is open year-round. The contemporary restaurant, TWENTY SEVEN David Place serves a bistro type classics menu offering good value. 'The food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients.”

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 4: Guernsey : Point of Jerbourg (6km/3.7mi)

Transfer to the harbour and boat crossing to Guernsey. Arrive at Saint-Peter's-Port, the capital of Guernsey, its scenic harbour and its historic gardens. You will discover a natural island. Depending on your arrival time in Guernsey, you can walk to the south from Jerbourg Point. You will walk up the east coast towards Saint-Peter's-Port and discover, among other things, Fermain Bay and its breath-taking views over the ocean, and Bluebell Wood: a dense and wild forest with varied colours.

You stay at Duke of Normandie.

hotel details

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Duke of Normandie, St Peter Port

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

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Located in central St Peter Port the Duke of Normandie offers a warm welcome and modern facilities with a gastro pub.

Day 5: Discover Sark (14km/8.7mi)

Today, you board for one of the smallest Channel Islands: Sark. Considered the crown jewel of the Islands, Sark is a wonderful place to escape to. With no cars and unpaved roads, you can step back in time to unspoilt landscape. Today's route leads you from 'big Sark' to 'little Sark' and the crossing of the Coupée, a spectacular rocky ridge overlooking the sea. It will be one of the highlights of your program. Boat back to Guernsey.

You stay at Duke of Normandie.

hotel details

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Duke of Normandie, St Peter Port

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


Located in central St Peter Port the Duke of Normandie offers a warm welcome and modern facilities with a gastro pub.

Day 6: Guernsey : The South Coast (19km/11.8mi)

From Icart Point, your route heads west along the spectacular cliff path with coves, beaches, wild coastline and a moorland plateau, heather and gorse. On a clear day you can see the French coastline and the Cliff Path offers stunning views over the ocean and coastal cliffs. Mind the steps as they form part of this coastal path. For more flexibility, we suggest to use the local public transport (bus) to reach the walk starting point and to come back to the hotel.

You stay at Duke of Normandie.

hotel details

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Duke of Normandie, St Peter Port

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


Located in central St Peter Port the Duke of Normandie offers a warm welcome and modern facilities with a gastro pub.

Day 7: Leave Guernsey

Transfer from your hotel to Guernsey airport.

Potentially, an extra night in Jersey or Guernsey will allow you to explore another island : Herm !

Extending your holiday

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra hotel nights we recommend: Duke of Normandie, St Peter Port; Hotel Royal, St Helier - Jersey.

hotel details

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Duke of Normandie, St Peter Port

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


Located in central St Peter Port the Duke of Normandie offers a warm welcome and modern facilities with a gastro pub.



Hotel Royal, St Helier - Jersey

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
AmEx
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Tea/coffee


This graceful hotel, established in the 1840's, is open year-round. The contemporary restaurant, TWENTY SEVEN David Place serves a bistro type classics menu offering good value. 'The food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients.”

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £204.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £204.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Gatwick to Jersey with Easyjet
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Easyjet Gatwick to Jersey and transfer to hotel Return: Transfer to airport then flight Aurigny Guernsey to Gatwick

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

We had a lovely time, in spite of the snags mentioned. However the trip lacked the personalised feeling I had on my previous Headwater holiday (Alsace, some years ago), where we had a local contact who met us at the first hotel and provided very current info about each walk before we embarked. In that trip, we moved hotel most days, so there was constant updating. I did not expect that with this trip, of course. However, Joanne’s phone call when she was just back from Guernsey was so helpful that I was aware there was nothing similar for the Jersey section.

The app is good as a route-finder if one sticks to the designated routes , and we liked that. But it can’t help if the trail has washed out! (Also, if you go the “wrong” way around any bit of the plan, it can’t adapt.)

We loved Sark, and were fortunate that we had splendid weather. The tip about taking the tractor up the hill was a good one. The wind was up for our return boat trip & it was very lively - wouldn’t want to do the trip on a stormy day.

Virginia Kelly, 7 May 2024

 

I have to say Headwater are extremely good at what they do. You can ask anything and they give a useful and informed reply. If you want extra days on your holiday then Headwater make the arrangements without any fuss. Brilliantly holiday company.

Alan Clark, 19 Apr 2024

 

A very enjoyable walking holiday. The coastal scenery is stunning on all the islands, Spring is a good time to go for the abundant wild flowers. The walking App is easy to use and it's impossible to get lost. Travelling around by bus is easy and inexpensive, but you do need either a paper map/time table (from the bus terminal) or to download the bus app for routes and timetables. The bus app is very clever and allows you to track the buses too, so you can check if there are any delays

Mair George, 16 Apr 2024

 

Overall we had a lovely holiday. The travel arrangements worked well particularly those whilst in Jersey and Guernsey - all transfers on time and very helpful staff. The walks we did were lovely and our only criticism relates to the assessments which were certainly a bit optimistic for us!

Margaret Lewis, 9 Aug 2023

 

It was a lovely holiday but the maps were not topographical so at times there were of nouse. We used the app on the phone all the time because if we had to make a decision about which path to take it showed us if we had made the right decision.

RILEY, 13 Jun 2023

 

The Channel Islands offer beautiful, scenic walks with opportunities to view wildlife.

DI LANDRO, 2 Jun 2023

 


Self-guided walking

6 nights,
twin centre

Level: 1+ & 2

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

6 nights from £1079

CHOOSE A DEPARTURE

Call: 01606 720199

 

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