The National Trust for Jersey is staging its annual ‘Walking through Autumn’ festival next week from 9th – 13th September. Sponsored by Jersey Water, the festival offers the public the perfect opportunity to enjoy the very best of the Island on foot at a beautiful, and quieter time of the year.

‘Walking through Autumn’ offers over 26 walks taking in National Trust lands and properties including Grouville Marsh, La Mare au seigneur (St Ouen’s pond) and other sites around the Island. Participants can enjoy themed walks such as wildlife and wellness walks at sunrise and sunset, heritage trails around St Mary, St Lawrence and Trinity, town trails, nature walks, foraging and even Forest Bathing!

Helier Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Jersey Water, said: “Our purpose is supplying the water for our island to thrive today and every day. Water is at the heart of island life and we are focused on securing that high-quality supply which we all need to flourish and prosper while protecting the landscapes we love.

“Our reservoirs are critical for supplying water, for our island’s biodiversity and as beautiful open spaces for you to enjoy. We are proud to be sponsoring the Walking Though Autumn Festival and supporting the National Trust, an organization very much aligned with our values.”

“There’s something for everyone as the walks focus on the National Trust’s sites and wildlife and so are the perfect opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy autumn with friends and family.”

Donna Le Marrec. Marketing and Events Manager for The National Trust in Jersey said: “We’re fortunate to have many wonderful sites and buildings in our care and what better way to enjoy them, but with a walking festival. Each walk is led by a Blue Badge Guide, specialist or by one of our Lands Team and is tailored to a specific area or site. What sets this festival aside, is the opportunity to experience ‘behind the scenes’ such as access to a particular site or to access somewhere not normally available to the public. We’re very grateful for Jersey Water’s support, as without them this activity wouldn’t be possible”.

The festival starts on Wednesday 9 September with the first walk at 9.30 am. and finishes on Sunday 13 September. All walks are free for National Trust members and £10 per walk for non-members.

For access to the e-brochure please click on the walking programme link:-


For more information and to book on any of the walks please visit the National Trust website www.nationaltrust/je/events