New coastal footpath in St John is ‘for generations to come’

Infrastructure Minister Andy Jehan (left) and Environment Minister Steve Luce cutting the tape on the new footpath.

WALKERS have a new place to ramble on the north coast following the creation of a footpath.

The 1km path stretches eastward from Ronez Quarry and was officially opened by Environment Minister Steve Luce and Infrastructure Minister Andy Jehan on Thursday.

The path’s construction was supported by around £68,000 from the Covid Health and Social Recovery Fund.

Much of Jersey’s coastal footpath was created in the 1980s, however a section in St John across public land was never completed.

Walkers have instead had to divert to the pavement along Route Du Nord.


Deputy Luce said. “Coastal footpaths are integral to Jersey and its natural character.

This new section links to an existing path and will significantly enhance the walking experience by taking out the need to walk along the roadside pavement.

“I am delighted to open this new addition to the footpath family – and am grateful for the funding from the Covid Health and Social Recovery Fund to make it possible.

“I hope Islanders and visitors will enjoy the new footpath for generations to come.”

The new footpath is suitable for walkers but not mountain bikers or horse riders.

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