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Gorey to St Helier

Wanderung · Großbritannien und Nordirland
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Starting in the harbour town of Gorey, you will follow the coast on pavements and sandy paths until you reach the outskirts of  St Helier, where you will follow quiet roads and beaches into the centre of the town.
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Strecke 11,9 km
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19 hm
14 hm

You can leave a bit later this morning after a long and leisurely breakfast as the walk from Gorey Bay to St Helier is a shorter one.

Beginning your day in the sleepy yet colourful Gorey, the small harbour overlooked by the firesome fort, you will spend the day following the coastline. South of Gorey Harbour you reach the Royal Bay of Grouville with its massive tidal reaches. When the tide is out the low lying reef and rocks make the landscape lunar-like. It is well worth planning in time to explore with an experienced guide to learn about the rich maritime life beneath the sea.  Along this stretch of coast, you will see numerous Jersey Round Towers built to defend this vulnerable stretch of the coast. Rounding the south-east corner of the island It is an easy walk back to St Helier where the walk ends.

Autorentipp

If the tide is out, walk on the beach rather than the roads. The route is the same, just be sure to be aware of the tides
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Sicherheitshinweise

There is some clifftop walking, be very careful of loose rocks and do not go to close to the edge. When you do drop down to the beach, be aware of the tides. 

The tides are quick and strong, be careful if you choose to walk on the beach rather than the roadside paths.

There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible, where it isn’t walk on the right-hand side of the road,

Some of the ground can be uneven, with steep descents and muddy/boggy ground. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously where needed, the mud is especially tricky in wet weather.

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Food and Drink

Today is a short walk, so there is no need bring lunch with you. The island capital of St Helier is full of fantastic foody options.

 

Points of Interest

Royal Bay of Grouville

As with St. Catherine's Bay, the Royal Bay of Grouville is located on the east coast of Jersey and thus we will not find a lot of WW2 fortress defences here. We do find Panzermauer 9 here. One of the most impressive examples on the island stretches from Fort Henry to Einsatz Fort William for almost 1 km. Another interesting structure at Fort Henry, which is now covered by the greens of the Royal Jersey Golf Course, is the non-standard bunker for Sechsschartenturm.

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grouville

The 5 towers of Grouville Bay

Despite the French landing at La Rocque which led to the Battle of Jersey, Conway clearly thought that the greatest threat was in Grouville Bay, where five closely-spaced towers were constructed at the southern end in the 18th century. The first of the five, at La Rocque, close to Platte Rocque Tower, is sometimes called St Samson's Tower, but the name more properly belongs to the adjoining guardhouse and magazine, which it is thought might have been constructed on the remains of a former chapel dedicated to St Samson.

More info: https://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/The_individual_towers

Start

Gorey Harbour bus stop (5 m)
Koordinaten:
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49.199724, -2.021501
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49°11'59.0"N 2°01'17.4"W
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30U 571282 5450119
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Ziel

St Helier, Liberation Square

Wegbeschreibung

0.00 km - Start at Gorey harbour bus stop, with your back to the sea, TURN LEFT and keep the sea to your left as you follow the path around the coast

0.60 km - BEAR RIGHT to join the road pavement

0.79 km - TURN LEFT just before car park, join the footpath that runs close to the sea and is part sand part coastal grass

3.20 km - The path drops down to the sea level and then comes back up some stone steps where you rejoin the pavement on the side of the road, you are on this road now for 7 kilometres. If the tide is out you do have the option of following parts of the coast on the beach but do not go out onto the rocky outcrops that separate the bays as they can be a hazard when the tide comes in, eave the beach and use the road to travel to the next beach

10.40 km - You will come to a roundabout, BEAR RIGHT to take the second exit signed for the centre and the West

10.70 km - You will reach a crossroads, TURN LEFT signposted La Route du Fort and the West

10.80 km - Pass through the roundabout and go through the 100-metre long vehicle and pedestrian tunnel

11.80 km - As you emerge from the tunnel, Liberation Square is 50 metres ahead on your right-hand side, you have finished your walk for the day.

Hinweis


alle Hinweise zu Schutzgebieten

Koordinaten

DD
49.199724, -2.021501
GMS
49°11'59.0"N 2°01'17.4"W
UTM
30U 571282 5450119
w3w 
///hochgradig.apfelbaum.direktsaft
Anreise mit der Bahn, dem Auto, zu Fuß oder mit dem Rad

Ausrüstung

Sturdy waterproof boots as the path can be slippery and wet in parts.

Walking poles for stream crossing and muddy descents if the weather is wet.

Grundausrüstung für Wanderungen

  • Feste, bequeme und wasserdichte Bergschuhe oder Zustiegsschuhe
  • Kleidung im Mehrschicht-Prinzip mit Feuchtigkeitstransport
  • Wandersocken
  • Rucksack (mit Regenhülle)
  • Sonnen-, Regen- und Windschutz (Hut, Sonnencreme, wasser- und winddichte Jacke und Hose)
  • Sonnenbrille
  • Teleskopstöcke
  • Ausreichend Proviant und Trinkwasser
  • Erste-Hilfe-Set mit Blasenpflaster
  • Blasenpflaster
  • Biwaksack/Survival Bag
  • Rettungsdecke
  • Stirnlampe
  • Taschenmesser
  • Signalpfeife
  • Mobiltelefon
  • Bargeld
  • Navigationsgerät/Karte und Kompass
  • Notfallkontaktdaten
  • Personalausweis
  • Die Listen für die „Grundausrüstung“ und die „technische Ausrüstung“ werden auf der Grundlage der gewählten Aktivität erstellt. Sie erheben keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit und dienen lediglich als Vorschläge, was du einpacken solltest.
  • Zu deiner Sicherheit solltest du alle Anweisungen zur ordnungsgemäßen Verwendung und Wartung deines Geräts sorgfältig lesen.
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11,9 km
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