The island of Jersey has a unique deep history story to tell from its ancient geology to the ice ages when early man and mammoth roamed the island.

This year Jersey Uncovered will be offering a number of walks which will help to uncover some of these stories. There are a number of dates on the calendar but if you have a group who would like to discover more in a bespoke tour then please contact Nicky. (nicky@jerseyuncovered.com)

 

Le Pinnacle

The North West Corner Uncovered

Sat 27th April 14.00 – 16.30 HW 12.47

Sun 12th May 14.00 – 16.30 HW 12.59

Starting at L’Etacq we will be looking at the features which show us that sea level and climate change is nothing new and the anthropocene (the age of man) is upon us. We will start by examining a major geological boundary marking over 200 million years of rock formation.

If we are lucky the neolithic forest remains may be seen on the beach. We then take the steep path up on to the Les Landes headland past the bunkers and guns from the occupation and to the Pinnacle with its neolithic, chalcolithic and roman remains and finally across to one of Jerseys mesolithic sites where many flints have been found, This is the most dramatic coastline in Jersey and gives you great views of the cliffs and also the other islands. The walk is 2 and a half hours long and is quite steep in places so requires a reasonable level of fitness as well as good walking shoes or boots.

Cost : £10 per person, children free.

To book contact Nicky at nicky@jerseyuncovered.com.

The exact meeting point and times will be given on booking.

 

Plemont Caves

Uncovering the secrets of the caves of Plemont Beach

Sat 18th May LW 13.36 1.3m 12.30 – 14.30

Sat 6th July LW 16.34 1.5m  15.00 – 17.00

This is a beach walk involving rock pools and exploration of some of the caves in the bay to discover the history of the granite rocks and many intrusions and fault lines which cut through the bay. It is a walk through the tectonic history of the island and also a route followed by many Victorian and Edwardian tourists who came to the bay to be impressed by the savagery and wildness of the nature to be found there. The beach is always changing and sometimes there are deep pools to get into the caves so wellies, sandals (not flip flops), neoprene shoes or trainers which can get wet are essential. This walk is two hours.

Cost : £10 per person, children free.

To book contact Nicky at nicky@jerseyuncovered.com.

The exact meeting point and times will be given on booking.

At the foot of La Cotte de St Brelade with a mammoth tooth.

In the footsteps of the Mammoth Hunters.

Sun 19th May 13.30 – 16.00 LW 14.18 1.3m    

Wed June 5th 14.00 – 16.30  LW 15.12 1.5m

This walk starts at Ouaisne crosses the beach and the wave cut platform to the bottom of the ravine. One of the most important Paleolithic sites in Europe, the bones of mammoth and woolly rhinoceros have been found here, along with evidence of multiple occupations of Neanderthal man who walked here during colder periods when we were joined to France and used the cave as a shelter and home. From the beach we can go onto the headland up a steep narrow path onto the plateau to look down into the ravine and then complete the walk by walking through one of the large quarries in the area. This is an adventurous walk, and requires a certain level of fitness and agility.

Cost : £10 per person, children free.

To book contact Nicky at nicky@jerseyuncovered.com.

The exact meeting point and times will be given on booking.