Our holiday begins in Jersey; the largest of the Channel Islands and great for a week’s island walking. Beautiful scenery and fascinating small towns and villages, gardens and historic monuments. Rich in flowers and wildlife and almost completely unspoiled.
We explore the island’s network of footpaths and quiet country lanes and use local transport to visit Jersey’s museums, megalithic monuments, fortifications and tropical gardens. Reminders of the island’s history await discovery. You’re conscious of the blue Channel seas never far away; the island’s beaches, coves, rugged rock formations and spectacular heather clad cliffs are a delight to wander around.
We enjoy our second week on the island of Guernsey. We explore the dramatic coast and picturesque interior of Guernsey and some of the other islands of the Bailiwick. We Walk some of the best stretches of the coast, with cliff-top paths and fine views out to sea.
Along the coast are many signs of Guernsey’s history, from the WW2 defences built by the German occupiers to fortifications against Napoleon; right back to Megalithic tombs from 3000-2000BC. There are also artistic sites, such as Renoir’s Viewpoint. Inland, Guernsey is criss-crossed with Green Lanes through picturesque and varied countryside.
Sark is a short ferry ride away, where ’traffic’ consists of tractors, horses and bicycles just three miles by one and a half, we’ll also get the chance to sample the best this wonderful island has to offer.
You might also be interested in our holidays spending time in either:
Jersey or Guernsey