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Walk to reveal town's "murkier side"

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Sunday 08 September 2019

Walk to reveal town's "murkier side"

St. Helier's "murkier side", filled with gruesome events, muck, mayhem and even murder, is set to be revealed in a special walk next week.

The two-hour 'Murder, Muck and Mayhem Evening Stroll', which will begin at the Royal Square at 19:00 next Thursday, comes as part of a festival encouraging islanders to lace up their walking shoes and get a "behind-the-scenes" look at the island's protected sites.

Now in its second year, the National Trust’s ‘Walking through Autumn’ will give islanders and visitors a chance to explore many different island sites on foot – some of which are not normally open to the public - from 11 to 15 September.

There will be at least three guided walks per day visiting a selection of National Trust sites such as Grouville Marsh, Mont Grantez, Morel Farm and Le Moulin de Quetivel.

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Pictured: The festival invites the public a "behind-the-scenes" look at Jersey's natural sites.

There are also wild flower and nature tours, foraging walks and a bat walk through St. Peter’s Valley at sunset.

The National Trust’s Donna Le Marrec said: “We’re fortunate to have many wonderful sites, habitats and historic properties 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 second time the Trust has organised this 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.”

Jacob Smed, Managing Director at Intertrust Jersey, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this event again. It’s a privilege to work with the Trust and be part of protecting and promoting Jersey’s natural beauty and heritage with such a great event.

“There’s something for everyone as the walks focus on the National Trust's sites and wildlife and so are the perfect opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy autumn with friends and family."

The first walk of the festival will set off at 10:00 on 11 September and the last finishes at 17:00 on 15 September. Find out about all of the walks by clicking here.

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