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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Access to the countryside

Accessing the countryside

Jersey has a network of paths across public and private land in some of the Island’s most beautiful landscapes often through the Jersey National Park.

The paths are used by an estimated 100,000 people a year.

The Land Resources Management Team manages 70 km of public access to the Jersey countryside. There are a number of other agencies who provide public access including the National Trust for Jersey, Jersey Water, the Parishes, and private individuals.

Countryside Access Strategy for Jersey 2016

Types of paths and who can use them

​Type of pathWho can use them​
​Footpath​Pedestrian only
​Cycle track​Cyclists and pedestrian use only
​Bridle path​Horse riders and pedestrian use only
​Multi use path
​All non-motorised users
​Road​All users including motorised

Countryside Access Map

To comment or for more information, email

Levels of difficulty

​Level of difficulty​Description
​Easy access​Flat, or slight gradient tarmacked, no steps (suitable for most wheelchairs and pushchairs)
​Easy​Flat or slight gradient, not tarmacked, no steps
​Moderate ​Uneven surface, some steps or other obstacles
​Hard ​Uneven surface with trip hazards, steps or other obstacles, steep gradients

Codes of conduct

Jersey's stunning countryside helps make our Island unique. Do your part to keep it this way by remembering to:


  • know where you can go, few paths are for all users and may cross private land
  • share the space respectfully and be polite
  • keep left and give plenty of room when approaching others
  • stay on marked paths and lanes and follow instructions
  • always follow the Jersey Countryside Code
  • when walking on roads follow the Jersey Highway Code


  • leave no trace: Take your litter home or dispose in the bins provided
  • tread carefully; natural habitats, wildlife and historic places are sensitive to your visit


  • plan your trip, check the weather and wear appropriate clothing
  • enjoy your visit, have fun! Keep Jersey special for others too

Suggested routes

Map of footpaths by levels of difficulty

Map of round Island walk

Map of cycle network

Map of Jersey Riding Club routes

We work with other access providers and landowners. You can find out more on their websites:

Track My Bus is an online service that provides close to real time locations for all the buses on the island. It also has information on all the routes and accessible timetables.

Report a problem with Love Jersey

Love Jersey is an app and website you can use to report a problem that needs attention. This can include things like overhanging trees, or damage to footpaths. When using the app you'll be asked to provide information about the issue, location and send a photo.

Active Jersey Strategy

Jersey Sport have launched their 'Inspiring an Active Jersey' strategy. The strategy encompasses all departments and islanders and sees physical activity of a national concern that impacts us all.

Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy

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