This autumn, Jersey is the place to add a little romance to peoples’ lives - the ‘Tête à Tête Singles Walk’ (17th September) invites all singletons to lace up their walking boots and work up an appetite with any luck for a candlelit dinner date with a fellow walker! The event raises money for charity and takes participants on a circular stroll along the old railway from La Corbiere to Pont Marquet.
The singles walk is part of Jersey’s Autumn Walking Week, which brings together the island’s natural, cultural and historical highlights. Excursions are conducted by experienced and expert guides, and all fitness levels are catered for.
For walkers with stamina, the ‘Around Island’ walk is a five-day expedition (18th - 22nd September) that covers every inch of the coastline, taking in spectacular headlands and beaches, historic castles and lush countryside.
Marking Mont Orgueil’s recent revamp, walkers can take part in ‘Our Eastern Front’ on 16th September. Starting at Mont Orgueil overlooking Gorey Harbour, participants will encounter ancient fortifications, historic harbours and secret gardens as they make their way past the bays of Anne Port and Archirondel, St Catherine and Fliquet on Jersey’s eastern coast.
In 2005, Channel Four filmed Thomas Hardy’s ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ in Jersey, which has since inspired a walk (18th September) that allows visitors to explore the hidden valleys of St Lawrence and absorb the rustic atmosphere, conjuring up images of the island in the mid-nineteenth century.
Jersey’s flora and fauna make ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ (21st September) a must for visitors with a passion for natural history. Keep binoculars at the ready to take in the views from the Kempt and Martello Towers, as well as the nature trails of the ‘Wild West’ coast.
A full list of the walks on offer is available at www.jersey.com/walking, along with booking details.