14 January 2016 – Aniane to St Sylvestre des Brousses

Eglise

Through vineyards and olive groves, past the Canal de Gignac, to the 12th century chapel of Saint Sylvestre des Brousses, with good views over the surrounding countryside, the walk is mainly on paths and tracks, with a slight climb to the chapel.

To get to the start of this walk – on entering Aniane take the D27 North and park near Restaurant La Terrasse on the small industrial estate a few hundred metres from the centre.

Distance: 8 km

Leader: Celia (and thanks Andrew for the last bit)

 

12 November 2015 – Lac du Salagou from Les Vailhes

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A good walk for a sunny and unusually warm November morning. We started from the parking place just above the village of les Vailhes, following the lower track just above the lake and returning by the higher track, with spectacular views which are always different depending on the season.

This walk was 7 km long; it can be extended to 9 km by starting from the large car park by the lake and climbing up past the chapel. Or of course you can extend it to go as far as the dam at the other end of Salagou.

Leader: Celia

1 October 2015 – From Aniane to Saint Sylvestre des Brousses

Chapel

Another sunny walk through vineyards and olive trees to the 12th century chapel of Saint Sylvestre des Brousses, with good views over the surrounding countryside.

olive trees

The route passes over the Canal de Gignac.
canal

We passed an interesting mas with a mangeoire which could be useful for Martine when she has moved to her new apartment.
mas

view from mas

We returned through the vineyards. There are many possibilities for walks to do in this area – eg to the Pont de Diable, Puechabon, St Jean de Fos.

track

Distance: 8 km
Leader: Celia

Details of the walk can be found here

24 September 2015 – From Lunas to Laval de Nize

Laval de Nize chapel

A peaceful sunny there and back walk for a Thursday morning, following the minor road from Lunas to Laval de Nize. The chapel at Laval de Nize is by the stream – an ideal place for a summer picnic.

Stream
On the way we passed the Fontaine des Yeux. The water there is said to be good for the eyes, the idea being to dip your handkerchief in the water and then leave it hanging there. Unfortunately we only had tissues.
Chapelle des Yeux

Mouchoirs

Leader: Celia
Distance: 9 km

Details of the walk can be found here

Lavel de Nize is at the start of another walk which follows the Nize and climbs up through the forest, returning by the village of Briandes. To be done when there is less water about!