Le Hocq Tower in St Clement has recently opened its door as a new interpretation centre, giving people the opportunity to find out more about the history and unique marine environment of this special corner of Jersey.
The official opening by St Clement Deputy and Treasury Minister Susie Pinel took place on 2nd February, highlighting the Tower’s importance and spectacular location; it overlooks the South East Coast of Jersey RAMSAR site, which forms one of the largest intertidal reef sites in Europe and was designated as a Wetland of International Importance nearly two decades ago.
The fortified Jersey Round Tower is owned by the Parish of St Clement and leased to Jersey Heritage. It houses a series of pop-up banners, created by Jersey Heritage, telling the story of Le Hocq and its importance in the defence of the Island. There is also information about the geology of the area, the prehistoric landscape, RAMSAR site and wetlands birds.
The Tower will be open to the public between 10am-4pm on selected dates over the summer season, outlined below. Local Guides from the Jersey Tourist Guides Association (JTGA) and Jersey Uncovered will staff the tower whenever it is open and will be on hand to answer any questions.
Do come on down to the Tower we would love to see you.
Full list of 2019 opening times for Le Hocq Tower:
- Sundays on the following dates:
– 7 April
– 5 May
– 2 June
– 7 & 21 July
– 4 & 18 August
– 1 & 15 September
– 6 October (final opening of 2019)
Image courtesy Jean Lelliott