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North Coast of St. Ouens

Tantalising Cliffs of Jersey

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The best way to appreciate what this island has to offer is to drive 20 minutes to any direction from where you are. The sand dunes are easy replaced by the headland, the valley or the farms. This small walk offers you enough to keep your heart rate up and your senses completely awaken. On the way, you bump into many historical buildings/places and you are brought backwards and forwards from the past to the present.

My first encounter was one of the many Jersey Round Towers built around 1780 to protect the island's most vulnerable beaches from Napoleonic attacks. They are 22 metres high and have walls of over two metres thick.
Once you leave the tower and climb to the top of the hill, you can view the beautiful bay of Greve de L'ecq. The hills at the back show the most astonishing iron fortifications which were used as a place for refugees in the late medieval period. As you walk to higher grounds you can't fail to see the wonderful views of Guernsey, Herm and Sark, The Paternosters - France, The Cherbourg Peninsular and Jersey's coastline. Enjoy it!

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The Magical Sand Dunes of St. Brelade

A trip to the wild

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Every time I want to disconnect from the day to day living, I head to the sand dunes. Your feelings change depending if it is sunny or not but the sense of peace is always there. Despite I have walked the sand dunes millions of times, there is always a diffirent route to explore. This one has given me the opportunity to reach the highest point in St. Brelade and ejoy the most amazing views of St. Ouens Beach.

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Val de la Mare Reservoir

Water Paradise

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If you want to be awaken by beauty, this walk is the perfect one. The vegetation and animals around the reservoir gives you the sensation that you have been left into paradise. Seriously, you can't do much more than stopping every few minutes to be charmed by it. This reservoir is one of many of the Island's water supply and it is Jersey's second largest. It was built in the 50s but it has recently been repaired to strengthen the dam. Having left early, the ground had a bit of frost but by the time I finish the walk, the sun has already worked its magic. I let you judge by yourself.

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A South West Stroll

Between the headlands and the beach

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You could say that I am obsessed with the west but to be honest, there is nothing better than walking for miles on the sand and feel that you are the only one there. When the tide is out, this 5 mile beach gives you a sense of space. Despite that, the people you bumped into are friendly and want to have a bit of a chat about the weather or the jumping dog. This is definitely one of my favourite walks

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The Soul of St. Ouens

Discovering the other side of surfing

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I have walked this side of the island so many times not only because of its beauty but because of its amazing waves. Every surfer who comes here to visit is always enchanted by its power and how the sea changes from one day to the next. Today instead, I wanted to experience something different. I wanted to see the contrast between the sea side adventure and the real rural town and I wasn't dissapointed at all. A few stops to talk to a neighbour, and to a horse rider made this walk a real pleasurable experience. I let the pictures again speak by themselves.

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