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Winter Walks

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Winter Walks

Winter Walks
One of my favourite winter walks is from L’Horizon Hotel & Spa at St Brelade’s Bay, one of the most spectacular beaches in Jersey. L’Horizon is perfect for a winter weekend or midweek break to recharge the batteries, with its delicious local produce, fine wines and spa.

One of my favourite winter walks is from L’Horizon Hotel & Spa at St Brelade’s Bay, one of the most spectacular beaches in Jersey. L’Horizon is perfect for a winter weekend or midweek break to recharge the batteries, with its delicious local produce, fine wines and spa. The hotel pool has floor to ceiling windows, with views out to sea. The winters are relatively mild on Jersey, with bright sunshine and clear days when the weather is good. The hotel has mapped a number of walks for guests so they can appreciate the natural beauty of the island. This route starts in the village of St Aubin where Jersey’s first harbour was created. Climb the hill past the granite houses built by merchants in the 19th century. The route runs alongside potato fields, through the woods and around the coast to Noirmont Point. The views from here over St Aubins Bay are superb and on a clear day you can see the coast of Brittany. There are German bunkers - one of the many reminders of Jersey’s occupation during the Second World War. The path twists along the coast to the Old Portelet Inn, a 17th century pub, a good place for a break. Follow the path down the hill to the sea wall, walk around Ouaisne Bay, past sand dunes and marsh and across the beach of St Brelade’s Bay back to the hotel. The distance is around five miles – not too strenuous and could be rounded off in the spa or with a relaxing swim. We have walking routes from many of our hotels to encourage guests to make the most of the spectacular landscapes, including Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest in Hampshire, Buxted Park Hotel in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, and Seiont Manor Hotel in Snowdonia.

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Julia Hands

Julia Hands

As owner of Hand Picked Hotels Julia is the driving force behind the unique style of Hand Picked Hotels and the atmosphere of relaxed comfort that is prevalent in all properties.

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