From the woods to the amazing cliffs
02.12.2013 - 02.12.2013 8 °C
My boots only wanted to take me where they have been before so I head for the west part of the island. There is something about it that I can't really explain. The scenery is breathtaking. It doesn't matter how many times you walk around it, you always have something new to see; a different rock, a different colour shade of the sea. On this walk I have taken good care to look for those spots that are easily missed when you have been living here for a while.
The starting point this time was the "Railway Walk". A railway line built and opened in 1884 between St. Aubins hospital to the Corbiere quarries to carry granite for export. (Taken from Discovering Jersey). The railway line is now gone but it is conveniently used for cycling or walking. The trees cannopes cover you until you get to the end of the track at "La Corbiere". It's got its name from "Les Corbeaux" - The place where the ravens flock -. The landscape invites you to investigate and you can't stop yourself but walk to the light house which was built in 1874. I could bore you with all the story about the German occupation and how this place has been transformed during and after the war but i think the most important thing to comment here is how visiting the place gives you a sense that a lot of history has come and gone. After leaving Corbiere and heading to the cliffs, you found all sort of landmarks that makes your camera go click every 5 minutes. The up and down track takes you places and the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches I've ever seen..So prepare yourself to be wowed but the photos I am sharing with you. Hope you like it!!