Springtime is certainly harnessed by many of us – giving us a chance to see some colour and get outside again in the sunshine – so how better to do this than enjoying a Walk in the Park?
The Jersey National Park has announced that Walk in the Park is back for a second year, with even more walks to choose from. Locals and tourists are being invited to discover the natural beauty of the Jersey National Park – and find out more about what it has to offer – through a series of expert-guided educational walks during National Walking Month.
16 walks are now available to sign-up for free. Each guided walk showcases a different aspect of the Park, from wildlife to history, to agriculture and geology, and much, much more. The Jersey National Park has worked together with a broad range of partners for this year’s schedule, which includes several environmental and ecological walks, a talk on the future of farming, as well plenty of opportunities to see wildlife.
Families, groups of friends, or individuals are being given a wide selection of walks to choose from, covering a range of interests. For those that aren’t able to sign-up for the guided walks, then there are also 14 self-guided routes available, as well as a series of audio guides, so exploring the Park can be made possible for everyone.
Honorary chairman of the Jersey National Park Jim Hopley MBE said: ‘The Park works closely with many local organisations to provide a memorable experience to everyone who steps within its boundaries, and this year’s programme encapsulates the spectacular variety, and relationships we have. Working with our partners has enabled us to introduce a fantastic range of walks to suit many different interests, right across the Jersey National Park.
He added: ‘We’re delighted to offer this year’s guided walks, which are free to attend, and that showcase the diversity of our wonderful Park. I hope to see not just tourists, but Islanders, discover something new about the Park. I would encourage anyone to join one of the walks, so they can enjoy the Park’s natural beauty and time outdoors.’
Kary Day of ‘Jersey Uncovered’ said: “There are so many beautiful places in the park to visit, we are spoilt for choice. As the days are lengthening and the evenings are becoming lighter, we have the perfect time to get outside and explore our fantastic surroundings.
‘The Island has an enormous amount to offer those willing to go out and find it, and what better way than accompanied by a guide who can open the doors of history, folklore, myth and magic while helping you to keep fit and active.
To take part in Walk in the Park, or find out more, go to: jerseynationalpark.com/walkinthepark
Anyone who takes part in a Jersey National Park Walk is being asked to share their favourite spots by simply posting their photos on Facebook or Instagram and tagging @jerseynationalpark #walkinthepark #jerseynationalpark.