The Channel Island Way
The Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney and Herm are renowned for their excellent walking routes and visitors return year on year to embark upon one of the many stunning trails. Whether it is a coastal hike with dramatic cliff views, a walk through a beautiful meadow or a gentle stroll along quaint, country lanes you’re looking for, the Channel Islands have it all.
Island hopping is an increasingly popular way to explore the Channel Islands, but you can also enjoy the Channel Islands Way walking route in stages. Why not stay on one island and combine it with a relaxing spa treatment? Day trips to the other islands are also an option, but please ask for details.
For the first time ever, the islands have come together to launch the unique “Channel Island Way walk”, which provides a great platform to explore the stunning coastlines of the five largest Channel Islands. The following itinerary is just an example of what we can do to give you an idea of the kind of walking holiday available but there is so much more on offer.
Start your holiday with 2 nights in Guernsey at Les Douvres Hotel – a peaceful property set in private grounds, in the quite countryside of St Martins. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the bays and cliff walks of the South Coast. Next, head over to Jersey for 2 nights at the newly refurbished Beachcombers Boutique Hotel, situated next to the bay of Grouville and just a few minutes walk from some of the island’s magnificent beaches. Then step back in time on Sark, the island with no cars. Guests will experience total peace and tranquillity at The Aval du Creux Hotel for one night only. Then visit Herm for one night, staying in the only hotel on the island - the White House, ideally located next to the beach. Lastly the holiday includes a one night stay at The Belle Vue Hotel in Alderney – an island less than four miles long, with over 50 miles of walks and paths taking you across commons, beaches and cliffs.
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The most southerly of the Channel Islands, Jersey has one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles. With spectacular scenery, stunning beaches and coves to explore, a fascinating history and so much to see and do, its easy to see why Jersey has remained a favourite holiday island.
The second largest of the Channel Islands and full of natural beauty. Guernsey's winding lanes reveal rolling pastures, tree filled valleys dotted with traditional Guernsey farmhouses constructed from local granite and lead to dramatic cliff views and glorious sandy beaches - there is a surprise around every corner!
Alderney has some of the most dramatic cliff paths in the islands and, when mixed with its military history and the abundance of wildlife, it becomes an essential component of The Channel Island Way. It is advisable that young children and dogs are kept under control, particularly on cliff-side paths.
Despite being the smallest island on the Channel Island Way, Herm has a charm all its own, and an ambiance that lures people back time after time. Don’t think that the short four mile route around the island is the only reason to visit, because even after an hour or so, it’s hard to leave the tranquility of this little corner of the Channel Islands.
Although it is one of the smaller islands on the Channel Island Way, Sark offers some great walking. In fact, it is surprising how big the island becomes once you are underway. It has verdant cliffs, magnificent views and a relaxed pace of life. As with the other islands, it is wise to carry a mobile phone and water, and to be aware of the incoming tide. As many of the cliff paths are close to the edge, it is strictly essential that young children and dogs are kept under control.