Known locally as “The Nun’s Walk”, the woodland trail takes walkers into the heartland of Jersey.
The woodland today continues to attract not only guests looking to immerse themselves within this natural beauty and serene peace, but also a community of wildlife that enjoys a sustainable environment passionately safeguarded by head gardener, David Lewis and his team.
Explore the woodland trails and along the way, look out for red squirrels, woodpeckers, barn owls, mushrooms and chestnuts – the list is endless. Even the manor’s 24 bee hives on the hillside opposite play their part in looking after this exceptional environment.
Beyond the woods, country lanes will guide you through some of the most picturesque scenery that Jersey has to offer. You’re bound to meet up with the famous Jersey cow or you could possibly stop and admire the meticulous planting methods used for the Jersey Royal potato.
The woodland is at the heart of “New Leaf”, Longueville Manor’s sustainability programme. Good woodland management and sustainable practices provide a unique environment that encourages a flourishing ecosystem.
The woodland and surrounding 18 acres of estate is perfect territory for seasonal foraging.
Executive Head Chef, Andrew Baird is often seen returning to his kitchen with baskets of freshly picked produce. Anything from mushrooms, to wild sorrel and chestnuts to elderflower berries – the list is endless!
This abundance of wonderful produce helps inspire imaginative yet simple and healthy dishes on the daily menus. Season led, recipes will always change depending on the time of year.