2nd March 2017 – La Font du Griffe

A circular walk in the hills between Mont St Baudille and St Guilhem

This is a walk of about 5km (though with an optional extension to add 2km) on a broad country track around a small hill in the valley between the St Baudille plateau and the St Guilhem hills. It consists of gradual descents and ascents, with a total climb of about 100m.

2017-01-23 11-12-02.JPGThe starting point is at about km 4.5 on the narrow D122, which starts just outside Arboras (we walked along a bit of this road a couple of weeks ago in our walk from Arboras). We will park at a col where the start and return tracks both meet the road, and there is a clear area for parking (coordinates 43°44’N, 3°30’E, GPS 4842.8, 540.2). This is about 1km beyond the Gite at la Font du Griffe.

As usual we will meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. We should get to the starting point for the walk at about 10:40, and be back in Lodeve by 13:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 5km +

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9 February 2017 – Arboras

A walk in the fields and hills around Arboras

This week we propose a walk starting at Arboras. This is a circular walk of about 6km that starts out across the fields to the south of the village, and then returns via a hilltop and a ravine. It uses a mixture of country roads, tracks and footpaths, the last part on a GR path. There is one short but steep and stony uphill section.

The forecast is for sun all day on Thursday, but it will still be windy, with strong gusts.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. The walk will start in Arboras just after 10:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 6km