Ferry to Jersey 

Ferry to Jersey

For that perfect holiday why not visit Jersey with its breathtaking scenery and fantastic history. Book your ferries to Jersey online now. If you like to walk with an amazing variety of terrain, Jersey has been made for walking holidays. Whether you’re after a slow stroll across the sands, or an energetic hike along cliff-top paths and into rocky coves, you can indulge your passion here! And when you want to rest your weary feet, there’s a wealth of pubs, cafés and restaurants throughout the Island where you can enjoy a drink, snack or more substantial meal.

Learn about Jersey's environment and history in the company of some of the Island's most experienced ramblers, qualified Blue Badge tourist guides and experts in their field. The escorted walks are leisurely yet informative.

Each year Jersey Tourism puts on a selection of guided walks designed to appeal to walkers of all abilities. There is a selection of walks on offer covering all aspects of the Island including the natural environment, heritage and local myths.

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The Jersey landscape

A brief account of Jerseys geological history. The rich diversity of Jersey's natural landscape can be attributed to the Island's geology, size and shape. Five hundred million years ago it was buried under a towering mountain range that extended through northwest France.

Shale and volcanic rock, including Jersey's peculiarly pink granite, account for around 90% of its area. This granite has been used in building many of its farmhouses and public buildings, and forms about a third of the Island.

Over the course of geological history, sea levels have risen and fallen. Some 18,000 years ago, a vast ice sheet lay 200 miles north of Jersey and the sea level was 100 metres lower than it is today. At that time, the Channel Islands lay on a bare tundra wasteland and Palaeolithic hunters followed herds of animals across Europe.

The present perimeter of the Island only began to take shape about 10,000 years ago, when rising sea levels severed the last vestiges of land connecting southeast Jersey and France.

The topography of the Island is quite straightforward, with the highest points and rockiest shorelines located in the north. By and large, Jersey can be described as a plateau etched by parallel and wooded gullies and ravines that flow to the sandy shores to the south.

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