Stroll through September with the National Trust
Intertrust has teamed up with The National Trust for Jersey’s first Walking Through Autumn Festival.
The festival, which runs from 12-16 September, offers the public the perfect opportunity to enjoy the National Trust’s sites on foot.
There will be at least three guided walks each day taking in sites and themes such as a time travel walk in St Helier, a low-water archaeology walk around La Rocque Harbour, farming through the ages and a Viking sheep walk, to give just a flavour.
Helene Senior, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Intertrust, said: “At Intertrust we’re dedicated to protecting Jersey’s natural beauty and heritage, so it’s a perfect fit for us to support this event.
“The walks will focus on the National Trust’s sites and history and are the perfect opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy autumn with friends and family. We’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with the Trust again, following last year’s successful kite-flying event”.
Donna Le Marrec of The National Trust said: “We’re fortunate to have many historic sites within our care and what better way to discover and enjoy them, than with a walking festival? Each walk features a Blue Badge Guide or local expert, depending on the route and will be tailored around our heritage and natural environment.
“What sets this festival apart is the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes view, which wouldn’t normally be available to the public. It’s the first time the Trust has organised a walking festival and one we hope to continue for many years. We’re very grateful for Intertrust’s support, as without them it simply would not be possible to run such events.”
The festival starts on Wednesday 12 September with the first walk at 10.00am and finishes on Sunday 16 September at 5pm. All walks are free for National Trust members and £5 per walk for non-members.
The walking itinerary will be published in due course with information on individual walks, guides and meeting points.