22 February 2018 – Castelnau de Guers

This is a mostly easy walk of about 6 km on a marked PR route that visits the ruins of the Ermitage St. Antoine.

2016-02-25 13-26-20.JPGThe weather this week should be cold but sunny, with moderate wind. We propose a walk from Castelnau de Guers, which is just south-east of Pezenas.

The walk is a marked PR circuit of about 6 km, and is mostly easy, on a mixture of quiet roads, tracks and paths. We did this walk 2 years ago, and it passes through a great variety of countryside, vineyards, fields, garrigue and ruffe. The first part of the walk gives views across the Herault river towards Pezenas, as we ascend a gentle incline to the ruins of the Ermitage St. Antoine.

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As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to leave at 10:00. The walk will start from the parking area outside the cemetery of Castelnau de Guers, at about 10:40. We should be back in Lodeve around 13:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: ~ 6 km

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25 February 2016 – Castelnau de Guers

The walk started at the parking beside the cemetery in Castelnau-de-Guers. The weather was good and not too windy. It was a delightful walk with a lot of variety in the country side including forests, vineyards and open fields. We had spectacular views over the valley to Pezenas and beyond.

Almond trees still beautifully in blossom. 

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After a few kilometers we passed the ruins of the  l’Hermitage Saint-Antoine and its chapel.

All in all it was an easy walk, with only a short moderate climb at the end of the 10 kilometers’ walk and a few rocky patches earlier on.

Leader: Dorine

Distance: 10km