21 June 2018 – Le Caylar and Roc Castel

This week we propose a relatively short and easy walk from Le Caylar, followed by the opportunity to climb to the top of the Roc Castel.2014-11-13-12-14-09.jpg

From Le Caylar we set off in the direction of Le Cros, and then make a loop to return by a different path – we have done most of this walk on various previous occasions. It is largely flat, though stony underfoot in some sections. We should get back to Le Caylar early enough for those of a more sporting disposition to do the climb up to the top of the Roc Castel, behind the town. There is a good path all the way up, and the view from the top is excellent!

It is forecast to be sunny this week, with the wind having dropped, so be prepared for a hot day.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. We walk will start from the car park beside the church (at the eastern end of the town) at about 10:30. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: ~5 km
Bring: Hat, Water

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28 December 2017 – Le Caylar

This is an easy circular walk of about 8 km on the plateau, starting at Le Caylar.

2017-12-28 routeIt is forecast to be sunny this week, but cold and windy, with the temperature only just above freezing and a significant chill factor. We propose a flat, circular walk of about 8 km, from Le Caylar in the direction of Le Cros. The walk is in largely open country on the plateau, along a mixture of very quiet roads, tracks and some stony paths. It goes up and down a bit, with one steeper stony section, but there are no climbs.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50 ready to leave at 10:00. The walk itself will start from the parking area next to the church in Le Caylar at about 10:25. We should be back in Lodeve by 14:00.2017-12-28 12-41-56

We discovered this to be a beautiful walk on a snowy but sunny day. The air was cold, but the sun was warm when out of the wind.

Organiser: Andrew
Distance: 8.5 km
Bring: Warm clothes

15 September 2016 – Le Caylar

Circular walk from Le Caylar – weather permitting

The long hot summer is due to finish shortly, with heavy rain expected on Wednesday (more than 50mm). Thursday will probably be dry, though much colder.

If the rain does hold off we will do a circular walk of about 7km on the plateau, starting from Le Caylar. The walk is generally flat, on tracks and paths, and returns to Le Caylar by the GR coming from La Couvertoirade.

We will revert to our standard starting time of 10am, so will meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50 for a 10:00 departure. The walk will start from the main square in Le Caylar at about 10:30, and we should be back in Lodeve by 13:00.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 9km.