31 May 2018 – Postponed

The forecast for tomorrow is for a continuation of the thunderstorms of the past few days. So I think it is best to postpone the planned Orchid outing to next week (and hope that the weather will be better). That also gives me the chance to check that we have a good crop to explore.

If it should turn out to be sunny tomorrow morning, we will do a walk from the Luteva Cinema.



Walks for May

The following walks are planned for the next few weeks. As always, plans may change, depending on availability and weather!

  • 3rd May – Wild flowers on the Guihaumard. This is the walk starting near La Bastide des Fonts, that we have done regularly in recent years. It often reveals a good display of early wild flowers.
  • 10th May – Ben will lead a walk on Mont Liausson.
  • 17th May – Dorine will lead a walk, as yet unspecified.
  • 24th May – Not yet decided. Any suggestions for a walk on this date will be welcome.
  • 31st May – Orchids on the Guihaumard. Our annual outing in the area of Canals, famous for the range of orchids that can be found.

We are always looking for new walks, so if you have a favourite that you would like to propose for the group, just let me know – send a message to AJWalkers {at} Westlakes.org.uk.


10 April 2018 – Walkers Lunch

With the return of spring we are proposing a lunch outing, on Tuesday 10th April, to the Auberge du Lac, overlooking Lake Salagou. They do an excellent lunch menu (entree et plat plus glass of wine and coffee) for €18 – dessert and/or aperitif are extra! The restaurant says that there is always a vegetarian option on the menu, but we think this might be fish rather than pure veggie. Let me know if this is important for you.

If you would like to come you MUST send me an e-mail, directly to AJWalkers {at} Westlakes.org.uk – do NOT hit reply to this message or send a comment to the walkers site, as these may not reach me. Please let me know as soon as possible, and at the very latest by the morning of Thursday 5th April, if you want to be included.

The lunch reservation will be for 12:30, and we will organise co-voiturage from the Luteva Cinema at 12:00 for those without personal transport.

Bon appetit, Andrew

25 January 2018 – Drizzle

It looks as though this Thursday is going to be one of those gloomy high pressure days with continual drizzle being blown on a stiff wind, all over the region. So no walk is being proposed.

If the forecast improves substantially by Wednesday then there may be a further announcement!


Walks for November

The following walks are proposed for the five Thursdays in the month ahead.

  • on 2nd November Jenny will lead a walk from St Jean de la Blaquiere up to the dolmen.
  • on 16th November Dorine will lead a walk between Belbezet and La Defriche.
  • Andrew will lead an all-day walk from St Guilhem around Les Fenestrettes. This is a long walk involving a significant climb (400 m) up to the cliffs overlooking St Guilhem.
  • We are planning a walk of about 6 km from Lamalou-les-Bains, but the precise route has not yet been explored.
  • The walk from Octon to lake Salagou, which we have done several times before.

The actual order of the undated walks will depend on the weather. As always, there will be a specific announcement of the details of each walk.