13 December 2018 – Domaine de la Tour

This week we propose an easy walk around the fields close to the Domaine de la Tour, south of Nebian. 

This is a walk of between 3 and 5 km (we can decide as we go round) on the tracks south of Nebian. It is mostly flat.

The forecast for Thursday is not good. It should be dry at the start, but there is a high chance that rain will start by the end of the morning, so come prepared. The nature of the walk is that it can be curtailed if necessary.

As usual we shall meet at 9:50 outside the Luteva Cinema, ready to leave at 10:00. The walk will start at about 10:30 from the car park at the Domaine de la Tour. The Domaine is reached by a turning (on the left, with a sign) about 1.5 km south of Nebian on the D609.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 3 – 5 km

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6 December 2018 – Pic de Vissou

This is a fairly hard circular walk of over 10 km, climbing from the vineyards of Cabrières to the top of the Pic de Vissou, more than 350 m above.

2017-03-05 15-53-49.JPGThis is a way-marked circuit that includes the whole of the ridge between the two peaks of Vissou. Starting in the valley it ascends to the north end of the ridge, from where we turn south and climb to the main peak (excellent views). We then follow the ridge south-west past the lower peak, before descending back to the valley. The walk is all on good tracks, but there are some steep sections, both ascending and descending, where good shoes will be important. The walk takes about 4 hours, so we will stop for a picnic break (hot drink?) somewhere at the top.

The weather is forecast to be mostly cloudy, and perhaps a bit windy at the top, but with no rain and a comfortable temperature for walking.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 09:50 ready to leave at 10:00. We should start the walk at about 10:40, from the walkers car park on the D15 just after the bridge over the Boyne river, before you get to the village itself. We should be back in Lodeve by 16:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 10+ km
Climb: 550 m
Bring: Good Shoes, Picnic

29 November 2018 – Adissan

A circular walk of about 6 km on quiet roads and tracks to the north of Adissan.

This is an easy circuit from Adissan, all on quiet country roads and tracks. It includes a visit to the Chapelle de la Roque. We last did this walk about 3 years ago.

The weather is forecast to be mostly cloudy, and quite windy, but the rain should hold off until late afternoon.2015-02-12 12-23-54.JPG

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 09:50 ready to leave at 10:00. We should start the walk at about 10:30, from the car park behind the Marie in Adissan. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 6 km

Advance warning: the forecast for next week is for no rain and some sun, though windy. If this does not change we will do the all-day walk from Cabrieres to the top of the Pic de Vissou.

22 November 2018 – Cabrières

A circular walk of about 8 km on quiet roads to the west of Cabrières.

This is an easy, though fairly long, circuit from Cabrières, all on quiet country roads. We leave the village by the D124E4 and ascend, following the valley of the Ruisseau des Caviès, for about 2.5 km, climbing about 100 m. We then cross over to the valley of Les Pitrous for the return. We last did this walk about 18 months ago.

2011-12-15 12-48-01.JPGThis walk involves a ford, where the river flows straight across the road. The water is not deep (no more than 2 cm), but there are no proper stepping stones, so you need shoes or boots that can cope with this. The weather is forecast to be cold and mostly cloudy, but not windy.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 09:50 ready to leave at 10:00. We should start the walk at about 10:40, from near the Marie in Cabrières. There are parking places along most of the main road through the village, all the way to the Cave Cooperative (which is just after the Marie). We should be back in Lodeve by 14:00.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 8 km
Climb: 100 m
Surface: Tarmac

15 November 2018 – La Jasse

This is a flat circular walk of about 7 km on the plateau above Millau.

The damp weather is forecast to continue for a few more days, but rain is less likely further north on the plateau. So we propose to repeat this walk, in the area just south of Millau, where it will probably be overcast but with little risk of rain. We often see vultures in this area, though that is less likely with low cloud.

This walk is mostly on level tracks and quiet roads on the plateau, but reaches the edge of the escarpment, with views down to the Tarn valley and Millau, and across to the Millau Bridge. At the escarpment there is a short uphill section on a stony path which may be a little difficult after the recent rain. Other sections may be a bit muddy.2017-11-23 11-26-43.JPG

As usual we shall meet outside the Lodeve Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. The forecast for Millau is better than for Lodeve, so we will leave even if it is raining in Lodeve. The walk itself will start at about 10:50 from the Maison du Larzac (also known as La Jasse), on the D809 road from the motorway to Millau. Access is via a slip-road on the right (with a sign-post) and then through a narrow tunnel under the dual carriageway.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 7 km

8 November 2018 – Nebian

This is a relatively easy walk of about 6 km around the hills above Nebian.

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Nebian

Next Thursday is forecast to be cloudy but dry in the morning. We propose to repeat a walk around Nebian that we have done several times before. It is about 6 km, mostly on tracks and quite roads, with views down on the town and across the Herault valley. The total climb is less than 100 m.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to leave at 10:00. The walk will start from the main car park in the middle of Nebian at about 10:25. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:00.

Organiser: Andrew
Distance: 6 km

1 November 2018 – St Felix de l’Heras to Pas de l’Escalette

2017-02-16 11-23-43.JPGThis is a short walk from St Felix de l’Heras to the Pas de l’Escalette. It includes the waterfalls where the Lergue comes over the escarpment and starts its descent towards Pegairolles. These should be impressive after the recent rain. With any luck there will be no rain during the walk, and it should not be too windy.

The walk is mostly on quiet roads, with no steep climbs.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. The walk will start from the middle of St Felix at about 10:30, even it there is still a little rain about. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:00.

Organiser: Andrew
Distance: 3+ km