Finding Adventure: Jewels of Jersey

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Hostels and Bunkhouses
Sep 21
2019

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£380.00
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Do as much or as little as you like on this Island Adventure.


An island shaped by the sea where some of the most astonishing tides in the world circle the coast and feed the land


Jersey may be small on size, but its big on personality; where country lanes open to cliff top views and the sea is never more than ten minutes away. This is an unmissable opportunity to visit the Jewel of the Channel Islands, the most southerly part of the British Isles and to explore Jersey's most scenic parts of countryside & coastline and discover it's fascinating history.

During this adventure, Damo and resident Matt will lead you on some scenic treks from the seaside town of Gorey (just down a hilly lane from where we are staying) to Rozel Bay in the East with it's charming harbour and quaint houses. We will also trek towards St Ouen's Bay, the largest beach on the island dominates the island's west coast and which is normally an excellent spot for surfing, beach bathing, kite flying and during the summer season, Jersey homemade ice cream. And finally St. Helier, the island's capital which over the last 30 years has been transformed to an international centre of business & finance but which still has a unique charm and remains of some of the islands heritage.

We will make use of local transport to get around the island enabling us to walk and explore the entire island in just 4 days. Or alternatively you may wish to take a break on one of the many beaches, go surfing, or visit other local attractions such as the museums, shops or hop on a seafarer to the other islands.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces) during World War 2. The island has a generally normal way of life but the roads are smaller and narrow with a speed limit of 40 mph and some country "Green" lanes only 15mph.

It is unique in that it has it's own government, housing and tax rules. It is also part of the Duchy of Normandy, having once upon a time been connected to the French mainland and the Queen's official title in the islands is Duke of Normandy, notwithstanding the fact that the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, is a woman.

For a full flavour of what Jersey has to offer you, simply click here.

 

Accommodation

We will be staying at the spacious Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre hostel in Gorey. We will have our own shared room of bunk beds and we will be sharing all the hostel facilities with other users, so please be considerate of this. The hostel has a TV lounge with DVD player, sauna (£3 pp), drying room, laundry, games room and an outdoor gym field with free games like Croquet, Chess, Table Tennis, Boules. We will have access to a kitchen and dining room for our evening meals included on three nights. The hostel will provide a buffet breakfast every morning which is also included in the price.

 

How to get to Jersey, Channel Islands

Your travel to the island is not included. There are regular flights with Easyjet or Flybe from most main airports in the UK starting at £39 return from London, £49 return from Birmingham/Manchester, and £95 return from Edinburgh/Glasgow. Checkout Cheapflights.co.uk.

Once you arrive the best option is to purchase a weekly hop-on hop-off island bus pass at the airport which is priced at £30. We will be using the busses a lot - at least twice a day to get to and from our walks and the bus services on the island are very good. You will be able to travel to St. Helier (main terminus) and then head to Gorey Pier, Gorey where our accommodation is just 9 mins walk away.

 

Itinerary and day walks

Sat 21st: Arrive and settle into the hostel. Evening walk and we may eat out in a local pub.

Sun 22nd: Breakfast at hostel, then a scenic coastal walk from Gorey Pier to Bonne Nuit Bay or Les Platons - 12 miles 
Hostel evening meal (included)

Mon 23rd: Breakfast at hostel, then a scenic coastal walk from Les Platons to St Ouens Bay - 12 miles
Hostel evening meal (included)

Tue 24th: Breakfast at hostel, then a scenic coastal walk from St Ouens Bay to St Helier - 12 miles
Hostel evening meal (included)

Wed 25th: Breakfast at hostel, then a scenic coastal walk from St Helier to Gorey Pier - 12 miles

Thur 26th
Breakfast at hostel, then sightseeing at leisure and return home.

Please see the Food and Drink section below for further details of meals and eating out.

 

How to book: You can book on this site as per a usual OutdoorLads event. However, should you wish to pay in instalments over several months, contact the OutdoorLads office on support@outdoorlads.com or 0161 420 0001. There will be additional terms and conditions for paying in instalments, which we will explain to you when you enquire, however, the full cost of the trip must be paid by the time the event starts.

 

Séyiz les beinv'nus en Jèrri  [Welcome to Jersey]

Bon Voyage!

 

Photo credits:
Cover: St Brelade's Bay, Jersey Jersey Tourism (modified hikers a little)
Gorey Panorama from the Castle at Gorey, Jersey by Mike Beales, unmodified
View of Beauport, St Brelade, Jersey by Jersey Tourism, unmodified
Waterfall, La Grève au Lanchon, Plémont, Jersey by Man vyi (modified to landscape)

La Hogue Mauger, Jersey by Ralf, unmodified
Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey by Mike Beales, unmodified
Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre website, unmodified

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