From Stonehenge to the Isles of Jersey, Guernsey, and Sark

Walking England’s Jurassic Coast and Channel Islands

England

9 Days

From $5,995

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    Overview

    This utterly unique journey links some of Britain's most ancient and intriguing settings—famed Stonehenge, the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, Dorset's rural landscape, and the exquisite Channel Islands, closer to France than England, with a fascinating fusion of French and English cultures. We'll view Stonehenge, then head to Dorset to hike along the World-Heritage-listed cliffs of the coast. In the sunny Channel Islands, with their cobbled lanes and aquamarine seas, we'll hike on Guernsey, Sark, and Jersey, soaking up the Anglo-Norman heritage and vibrant foodie scene.

    Arrive: Salisbury, England

    Depart: Rozel Bay, Jersey Island

    Highlights

    • Visit the mystical standing stones of Stonehenge
    • Walk the trails of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the South West Coast Path
    • Hike the best trails in the Channel Islands (Guernsey, Sark, and Jersey), with their pristine landscapes
    • Overnights in historic hotels of character, including a 13th century coaching inn

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      Enjoy a close-up view of the stone monoliths of Stonehenge, then head into the sublime landscapes of Dorset County in southwest England, with its gold-stoned cottages and fields of sheep. Three quarters of Dorset's coast is World Heritage-listed, including the sheer limestone cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, where Victorian-era fossil-hunters unearthed specimens dating back 185 million years (the hit BBC series Broadchurch was filmed along these cliffs). Our hike along this breathtaking coast brings us along the horseshoe-shaped bay of Lulworth Cove on the South West Coast Path.
      Just three hours by ferry and we'll be in a different world—the Channel Islands, lying within the sight (about 27 miles) of the coast of Normandy. We land in St. Peter Port, Guernsey Island's tiny capital, and enjoy walks along rocky headlands and through wooded valleys. Guernsey's stunning beauty hides its history, which has included Viking attacks, French invasions, and pirates. We'll see forts and towers built during the Napoleonic wars and observation towers from the German occupation during World War II. The islands have their own currency—you can pay for your pint with a Guernsey Pound or a Jersey Pound!
      We ferry to the serene, car-free little gem of Sark Island, designated the world's first “Dark Sky Island” for its exceptional night skies. There are no cars, no modern roads, and no streetlights on this island. We'll visit Sark's dark-sky observatory and hike to a craggy headland called L'Eperquerie Common, site of a ruined 16th century fort built by the French. A hike right from our hotel brings us to Little Sark, a peninsula that forms the southern part of Sark Island.
      The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is just 14 miles from France. Right from our hotel door, our hikes bring us down quiet country lanes, through tidy green pastures and woodlands, and along an old sea wall to St. Catherine's Bay, where the fabulous Mont Orgueil Castle, built in the 13th century to defend Jersey, dominates the views. The island was occupied by Germans during World War II, and we'll visit the Jersey War Tunnels to hear stories of the islanders' resistance. Depart on Day 9.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels
      • All meals included except 2 lunches and 1 dinner as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Riverside Hotel Salisbury

      Salisbury, England

      Day 1 (1 night)

      This renovated contemporary manor house hotel is located on the banks of the River Nadder just a short walk from Salisbury's historic city center. It was originally built in the 1800s by the Wort family, and was one of the first dwellings in the area. The newly renovated guest rooms...

      The Acorn Inn

      Dorset, England

      Day 2 (1 night)

      The 400-year-old Acorn Inn is nestled in a tiny village and surrounded by a setting right out of a Thomas Hardy novel. This atmospheric inn provides a warm welcome along with oak paneling, a roaring fire, and an original “skittle alley.” The inn has two bars and an award-winning restaurant.

      Old Government House Hotel

      St. Peter Port, Guernsey, England

      Days 3-4 (2 nights)

      Set just up the hill from the main shopping area of St. Peter Port and a five-minute walk from the waterfront, the Old Government House Hotel and Spa offers fantastic views of the harbor and the islands beyond. Its elegant ambiance is complemented by the exceedingly friendly and efficient staff....

      Stocks Hotel

      Sark, England

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      Originally built in 1741, Stocks became a hotel in 1895. It is a 23-room country house with an ambience that is both traditional and contemporary. There are lovely gardens and a poolside restaurant that features fare from local fishermen, farmers, and other suppliers, and the hotel has its own organic...

      Chateau La Chaire

      St. Martin, England

      Days 7-8 (2 nights)

      Chateau La Chaire is a fantastic 19th century country house set in a tranquil valley a few minutes walk from the beach at Rozel Bay. The hotel has beautiful grounds, a restaurant featuring locally sourced food, and its own pub down the road.

      Trip Leaders

      Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please click on their profiles below.

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated a Level 2+ (Easy to Moderate) according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable hiking 9.5 miles a day and being on your feet for 5 hours a day. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

      Average Hiking Day
      • 6 miles
      • 3-4 hours
      Review Trip Level Details
      Our hikes are on well-maintained paths and trails with a minimal amount of elevation gain and loss. There are occasional steep sections on the coastal walks, and if there has been rain, it can be muddy and slippery.
      The Channel Islands enjoy a temperate climate and benefit from their wind-sheltered maritime position in the English Channel. Springtime can offer great sunny days, with mild daytime temperatures in the 60s°F and occasionally the 70s°F. Dorset County and the Jurassic Coast also enjoy mild and pleasant spring weather, with daytime temperatures in the 60s°F. This region is famous for its changeable weather, though, so it is necessary to pack in preparation for cold rain, persistent fog, mist, and beautiful, sunny weather.
      Our accommodations are in small, comfortable hotels that have been selected for their local history and charm. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Many do not have elevators or porters, so you will have to carry your luggage up the stairs to your room. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.

      Lunches will be either at local cafes and pubs or a packed lunch during one of our hikes. Dinners will be at a local restaurant, at the hotel, or on your own. Our leaders are happy to recommend a nearby restaurant for meals that are on your own. There are plenty of opportunities for classic English dishes and there is a wide availability of fresh seafood. Please also note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.

      While in southern England (days 1-2), our luggage is transported for us by van, so it is always possible to ride in the van if you want to opt-out of a day's hiking. In the Channel Islands (days 3-9), we take local transportation. The Channel Islands are very small, so you are free to skip a hike and enjoy the town. We also take a 3-hour ferry to the Channel Islands, which is frequently subject to schedule changes. The ferry ride is an excellent opportunity to birdwatch for gannets, puffins, and guillemots.

      Client Testimonials

      "This creatively designed trip provided a wonderful balance of understated luxury, spectacular scenic beauty, and diverse historical perspective in an area of the UK that I had long wanted to visit. Thanks, WT!"

      Kitty L.

      Chicago, IL

      "A well designed and executed trip! The hotels were unique, comfortable and fun; our Trip Leader handled every detail flawlessly (and did it all with good humor). I was actually surprised that I liked the trip so much! Hiking is emphasized in the written materials, but the other jewels are discovered when learning the history of the area with local guides, who added layers of information and perspective that truly enhanced our experience."

      Linda H.

      Olympia, WA

      "This was a new experience for me—more refined and luxurious than any of the other hikes or climbs I've done over the years. I liked it, but you may have ruined me for more prosaic hikes! The leaders were superb. I will be looking for more Wilderness Travel trips in future."

      Mike A.

      Washington, DC

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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After lunch on your own in town, we regroup and ferry to Jersey Island, described by Victor Hugo as &ldquo;pieces of France fallen into the sea and picked up by England.&rdquo; The largest of the Channel Islands (45 square miles), Jersey sits 14 miles from France and 85 miles from England, and is famous for being the sunniest part of Britain. It is celebrated for its tasty Jersey Royal potatoes, Jersey cows, and woolen water-resistant jerseys, which have been knitted here for centuries to keep sailors warm. At Rozel Bay, a traditional fishing harbor, we check in at Chateau La Chaire, our home for our final&nbsp;two nights. This luxury boutique hotel sits on 8.5 acres of woodland, with grounds created in 1841 by Samuel Curtis, the famous botanist and a former director of Kew Gardens. Tonight we dine in a popular village pub. On offer might be Jersey crab linguine, perhaps followed by Jersey Black Butter Pudding with vanilla ice cream. 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We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>$600 due at time of reservation <br \/>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}