Channel Islands walking guide

23 May 2018 / by Eleanor

Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney by their very nature are a walker's delight, with rugged cliffs, rolling hills, hidden coves and stunning views. Whether you prefer a slow stroll across the sands or a trek along the cliff top paths, there's something for everyone.

Jersey

The North of the island is home to some of the finest walking in Jersey. Rugged cliffs reveal hidden bays and inlets.

Jersey walkers North 

Walk East where green fields and hills roll down to the coast. Walkers can explore secluded bays and discover big beaches.

Enjoy sheltered South coast bays on your walk to discover long swathes of golden sand and beautiful coastal scenery.

Jersey walkers corbiere 

The windy West sees surfers enjoying the waves of the Atlantic. Venture into sandy dunes to discover the island's wildlife.

Inland flower-filled meadows, undulating farmland and leafy hidden valleys are all linked by country lanes.

Plan the perfect walking routes for your Jersey holiday and discover the secrets the island has to offer.

Jersey walking route 

Guernsey

The North coast of Guernsey offers flatter terrain with a beautiful shoreline. The wide open beaches provide glorious views. 

St Peter Port is the ideal place to begin you East coast walk. This is a great place to see the sunrise over the smaller islands.

Guernsey family cliff walking 

The cliff fringed South coast has meandering coastal paths leading through pine forests and past rocky coves to reveal stunning views.

The sweeping, sandy bays of the West coast are the perfect place to walk barefoot and feel the sand between your toes. The west coast is also the a great place for bird spotting, with threatened species such as Aquatic Warblers hosted there.

Guernsey cliffs 

Inland, the Ruettes Tranquilles are narrow, winding lanes which take you off the beaten track through the countryside.

Tasty Walks are a series of 20 self-guided walks that make the most of the very best Guernsey has to offer - its stunning scenery and fabulous food. Check them out before your Guernsey holiday!

Herm

Herm's gently undulating paths take you to the stunning Shell Beach on the island's north eastern corner and the sheltered cove of Belvoir Bay. Scenic coastal paths can be walked in their entirety within a leisurely couple of hours. 

Walking in herm 

Sark

Weave your way around the island on narrow lanes and dusty tracks to discover high cliff paths with breathtaking views.

La coupee sark 

Alderney

The compact island of Alderney measures just three and a half miles long. Spend a leisurely day following the cliff paths and discover why this is a nature lover's paradise.

Alderney coast