A Jersey Heritage pamphlet lists the 12 best known Megalithic Sites in the Island. Société Jersiaise’s website records a cycle route linking 11 sites, which it owns, of which 10 are included on the Heritage pamphlet. The route has been accepted as a European Megalithic Cultural Route.
I have been asked to help develop the route, specifically mapping a variant suitable for off-road bikes. The route envisaged won’t so much be off-road, as not exclusively on road.The proposed off-road route will not only link the best known sites, but also less well known and more inaccessible locations. For further information on such sites see Prehistoric Jersey and Nick Aubin’s article in the 2018 annual bulletin of the Société Jersiaise, “The Neolithic Passage Graves of Jersey;Locating the Lost Sites”. This post focused on such sites is very much a work in progress.
Les Huriaux, la Blanche Dame, Mt Ubé and la Rue de la Houguette are relatively close to each other. It is hard not to link them as traces of a Neolithic sacred landscape.
My experience is that finding the less well known sites, the Megalithic Traces, is more exciting than visiting the better known and more visited locations. More anon…..