1. Life at the edge of the sea
With Roger Noel, Jersey Uncovered – Thursday 4 May, 10:00 to 12:00
As an island shaped by the sea, with some of the most astonishing tides in the world, Jersey’s landscapes are defined by its unique geography and rich natural history. There is nowhere better to demonstrate this than in the east.
Your expert guide, Roger, will reveal the unique geography and rich natural history of this unique section of the Jersey National Park situated at the edge of The Royal Bay of Grouville.
Duration: Allow 2 hours. Difficulty: Medium.
Meet at Long Beach Car Park, Grouville Common. Bus 1. Please wear sensible footwear, such as trainers or wellies, as you’ll be walking over wet and rocky surfaces.
2. Finding our own natural rhythms
With Lee Bennett, Mindfully Wild – Sunday 7 May, 10:00 – 12:00
Discover how connecting with nature can have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing. Lee will lead you in a ‘mindful’ venture in St Ouen’s Bay, the heart of the Jersey National Park.
In this immersive experience, you’ll develop a greater appreciation of the beauty and complexity of the natural world, and learn valuable techniques for mindfulness and stress reduction.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Difficulty: Easy to Medium.
Meet at the Frances Le Suer Centre, Five Mile Road, St Ouen. Bus 22. Please wear sensible footwear, such as trainers, as you’ll be walking on uneven paths. And also consider sustainable means of travel, such as cycling or getting the bus. Bring snacks. Regrettably no dogs allowed.
3. From field to fork
With Vicky Boarder, Binney and Boarder – Monday 8 May, 14:00 to 16:30
Embark on a captivating nature walk that leads you to the traditional Anneville Farm, situated on the border of the park. And experience the epitome of the field-to-fork concept at this 18th century farmstead.
Meet Chris Binney and Vicky Boarder, the spirited duo running the bustling on-site kitchen, Binney and Boarder, and, while building up an appetite, discover the journey that our food takes before it reaches our tables. Their catering service presents seasonal organic cuisine, taking inspiration from nature. As they aptly put it, ‘nature is life’.
Duration: Allow more than 2 hours. Difficulty: Moderate, with one steep climb up and down.
Start and finish at Anneport Slip. Parking at Le Crete car park. Bus 2. This route follows tracks that may be muddy. Please wear sensible footwear such as trainers, you’ll be walking over uneven paths.
4. Freedom and fortifications
With Roger Noel, Jersey Uncovered – Tuesday 9 May, 10:00 to 12:00 – Liberation Day Event
This is the story of one of Jersey’s greatest days – 9 May 1945. After nearly five long years of Occupation under Nazi Germany command, Jersey was set free on this day.
This guided walk with Roger takes you on a circular route around the beautiful bay of St Ouen which is scattered with German fortifications. Hear the story of Liberation Day, and how it is still remembered to this day and find out about these structures, which dramatically change the features of the bay.
Duration: Allow 2 hours. Difficulty: Medium.
Meet at Big Vern’s car park, Five Mile Road, St Ouen. Bus 22. Please wear sensible footwear, such as trainers, as you’ll be walking over uneven paths.
5. Wake up with nature
With Neil and Alli Singleton, Birding Tours Jersey – Wednesday 10 May, 05:00 to 07:00
As the sun rises over St Catherine’s Bay, join your knowledgable guides, Neil and Alli Singleton, on a walk along the historic breakwater and through the rural country lanes of St Martin.
Listen to the early-morning bird song and learn about the fascinating wildflowers, as you immerse yourself in the tranquility of the early morning. This is an unforgettable guided walk that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Duration: Allow 2 hours. Difficulty: Moderate, with one steep climb up and down.
Start and finish at St Catherine’s Breakwater (opposite the café). Bus 2. This route follows tracks that may be muddy, Please wear sensible footwear, such as trainers, as you’ll be walking over uneven paths. And also consider clothing for the weather; it could be cool in the early morning.
6. The wilderness of St Ouen
With Kazz Padidar, Wild Adventures – Wednesday 10 May, 17:00 to 19:00 – Designed for families
Visit this natural habitat of the park with Kazz, where you can truly experience the untamed beauty of the Island. Delight in your surroundings as you sharpen your foraging skills under Kazz’s guidance.
Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of St Ouen, take in fantastic scenery, encounter local wildlife and learn about the vast variety of wild edible and medicinal plants on offer in this truly magnificent part of the Island.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Difficulty: Medium to Difficult.
Meet at the car park directly opposite Kempt Tower, St Ouen’s Bay, Five Mile Road. Bus 22. Please wear sensible footwear. You’ll be walking over uneven paths. This is a family-friendly event, suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
7. La Pulente and The Ormering Tide
With Jean Treleven, Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark – Friday 12 May, 14:00 to 16:00
Venture on a journey through time on this geowalk around La Pulente where Jean skillfully illuminates the geological processes that have formed these rocks, bays and headlands, highlighting actions which, along with climate changes, have created a spectacular landscape.
From the earliest Neolithic dolmen builders to medieval seafarers, defenders of the Island and low-water fishermen, you’ll discover how lives have been shaped by this landscape and how it, in turn, has inspired folklore and literature.
Duration: Allow more than 2 hours. Difficulty: Medium.
Meet at the main public car park at La Pulente, by the Millennium Stone. Bus 22. This route follows rough paths and steep steps, so please wear suitable footwear.
8. Sunset at Les Landes
With Neil and Alli Singleton, Birding Tours Jersey – Friday 12 May, 19:00 to 21:00
At dusk, the heathland comes to life with a magical display of colours. With your guides, Neil and Alli Singleton, you’ll learn about the diverse species that live in this special habitat.
Listen to the sounds of the sea and the wildlife that call this area home. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the coastline at its most peaceful hour.
Duration: Allow 2 hours. Difficulty: Moderate, with a steep climb.
Start and finish at Faulkner Fisheries car park, Route des Havres, L’Etacq, St Ouen. Bus 8. Bring extra layers because the temperature may drop suddenly at sunset. Also, do please wear sensible footwear as you’ll be walking over uneven paths.