ROZEL HARBOUR - JERSEY
A WALK TO ROZEL HARBOUR
On a recent summer holiday to Jersey, we stayed at the wonderful Rozel Campsite which is located in Rozel, at the top right of Jersey, within easy reach of Rozel Harbour. We (me, The Husband, The Child and The Dog) all agreed that one of our favourite things to do in our stay in Jersey, had been to walk from the campsite, down through the lovely quiet green lanes down to Rozel harbour.
There are two routes to walk down to the harbour – down the ‘main’ road where there is no footpath and quite a few cars and buses and quite narrow roads so if encountering a car or bus you would have to squish up against the wall - or much better we found – along the Rue de Caen and then turn right onto La Vallee de Rozel - very quiet lanes and a very interesting walk.
The Rue de Caen is the road that is directly opposite the entrance to the campsite. These roads are green lanes so very quiet with hardly any traffic. Once you get onto the Vallee de Rozel it is quite a steep hill down but what a beautiful and interesting walk! It is also quite well tarmacked so scooter suitable. There is a spring that feeds this valley.It has its own micro-climate so there are some very interesting tropical plants and gardens en route.
Half way down this walk, we came across my all-time favourite road sign ‘Slow Squirrels Crossing’. We had to do a double take as we went past it. Apparently only red squirrels live on Jersey and this area must be a bit of a haven for them, although I was not sure if it meant to slow down as squirrels might be crossing or that the squirrels very of the slow variety. Ha ha. Anyway, we didn’t see any but it made the walk interesting to look out for them!
A little further down, you go past the Chateau St Claire hotel, which is a grand looking hotel with beautiful gardens. The gardens were cultivated by Samuel Curtis, a renowned Victorian horticulturalist.
This walk brings you out just by the Rozel pub and very close to the beach and Rozel harbour.
This walk to Rozel Harbour gets a big tick from me and The Child ✔️✔️
The roads are very quiet but watch out on the corners as there may be cyclists approaching at speed.