St Brelade’s Bay
Enjoy one of the islands most picturesque cliff path walks
Known by the French as Mont Orgueil
Historic buildings, harbour, old lanes and byways, and wonderful Victorian Markets
Join us and explore the largest channel island, Jersey. With spectacular scenery, cliff top paths, fascinating history, glorious green countryside and sweeping sandy bays, our exclusive fully guided Jersey walks are a stunning addition to our ever-popular range of UK Solos walking holidays
Upon arrival at Jersey Airport we transfer to our hotel and check-in. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast we take our bus to St Brelade’s Bay where we will enjoy one of the islands most picturesque cliff path walks, from the magical St Brelade’s Bay, through the charming 11th Century Church of St Brelade, taking a moment to enjoy a view of the historic Fisherman’s Chapel. The cliff path itself winds its way past Beauport Bay to Corbiere, taking in the former La Rosière quarry, and ending at the most southerly lighthouse in the British Isles taking in the views. Here we will have lunch at the Corbière Phare restaurant (at own cost). After lunch we take our bus to l’Etacq, St Ouen’s Bay to explore the North West Corner of the Island.
For today’s walk our bus will transfer us to the beautiful Flicquet Bay. We take a gentle stroll from this picturesque and hidden bay on the north east coast of the Island, with its 18th Century Jersey Round Tower, to St Catherine’s breakwater. Along the way we will uncover the history surrounding the construction of the breakwater, which became known as The Harbour that Failed. We then continue and walk to the end of the breakwater, and weather permitting, enjoy sweeping views of the charming offshore reef (the Ecrehous) and watch for passing dolphins. A great spot for well-earned refreshments. From St Catherine we follow the coastal footpaths admiring the sweeping views and dramatic coastline.
After meeting our guide in reception, we start our morning circular walk from our hotel, taking in St Helier’s historic buildings, old lanes and byways, and wonderful Victorian Markets. The afternoon is at leisure to explore further.
Walking Distance – 3km approx
Walking Time – 3 hours approx
After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our return flight home.
Ideally situated a few minutes’ walk from the centre of St Helier, our comfortable and well-appointed hotel is the perfect accompaniment to our Jersey walking break with the shops, bars, restaurants and beach all close by.
Facilities include restaurant, lounge bar, coffee shop, indoor swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, steam room and free Wi-Fi throughout
The comfortable rooms include en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, desk, easy chairs, hair-dryer and free Wi-Fi
The transfer from Jersey airport to our hotel is approximately 20 mins depending on weather and traffic.
Three guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium. Stated Itinerary can change dependant on weather and local conditions.
Walking Distance – 10km approx
Walking Time – 4 to 4.5 hours approx
Walking Distance – 7km approx
Walking Time – 4 hours approx
The Historic Town
Walking Distance – 3km approx
Walking Time – 3 hours approx
Walking boots: Essential
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.
Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
Walking boots with good ankle support
Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
Walking socks – several pairs
Lightweight fleece or jumper
Hat & gloves
Daysack/rucksack for walking
Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||8 °C||4 °C|
|March||10 °C||5 °C|
|April||12 °C||6 °C|
|May||15 °C||9 °C|
|June||18 °C||12 °C|
|July - August||20 °C||14 °C|
|September||18 °C||13 °C|
|October||15 °C||10 °C|
|November||12 °C||8 °C|
|December||9 °C||5 °C|
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