Where to feel the leaves under your feet
Get those wellies on and get outdoors - here’s where to walk this autumn
As the autumn changes the colour of the island, Jersey’s countryside trails and coastal cliff paths open up plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs and fill your lungs with sea air. With miles of walking paths, quiet green lanes, cosy cafes and country pubs, you won’t have to go too far to find a hiking route. Whether you’re just heading out for a swift stroll or an afternoon hike in the fresh air, here are our suggestions of experiences worth getting your wellies on for.
Find your own path through some of Jersey’s wooded valleys - worth a visit as they change colour through the season. St Catherine’s Woods is one of Jersey’s best known woodland walks, with stepping stones to cross, rope swings to discover and plenty of leaves to kick your feet through. Don’t forget to look out for Jersey’s native red squirrel…
See the colours of the island change from your cliff top vantage point along Jersey’s miles of scenic cliff paths. Stop to appreciate the views of France on a clear day, and enjoy filling your lungs with bracing sea air - it’ll give you an appetite for a proper Jersey pub lunch. Try Mourier Valley for picturesque sea views, or walk the coastline at Plemont to blow the cobwebs away
The sea’s never more than 10 minutes away in Jersey, so get those wellies on for winter beach walks and appreciate the changing landscapes left by the tide. Our beaches open up miles of winter walking opportunities where you can splash through the shallows and enjoy time in the fresh sea air - just be aware of the rapid tides.
Take a walk on the wild side at Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey’s conservation park founded by naturalist Gerald Durrell. With more than 130 species and 32 acres of habitats to roam though, there’s plenty of space to stretch your legs and feed your curiosity about the planet’s endangered species. Look out for free-ranging tamarins and lemurs, enter a bat cave and don’t miss Durrell’s famous silverback gorilla residents.