30 April 2105 – from St Guilhem le Désert to l’Hermitage de Notre Dame de Belle Grace.

Contributed by Phyl

Chateau

A beautiful walk of about 8kms following the GR74 but uphill all the way and quite steep for the first 35 minutes. A rocky path so boots are advised and also don’t go in the tourist season. Simply stunning views so easy to take a “petit pause” and enjoy.

L'ermitage

L'Ermitage

L’Ermitage is tucked away in a green flat spot, sheltered from the NW weather and is inhabited so silence is requested. We had our picnic there and wandered around the the buildings and also saw the water source coming down through the rocks at the back.

Chapel
Back to St Guilhem

Distance: 8 km. We walked at a medium pace and took 1hr 45 mins to go up and 1hr 20 to return.

Details of a longer version of this walk can be found here

Don’t forget the parking is payant and definitely not cheap.

9 April 2015 – Walk around Fozières

Fozieres
Contributed by Phyl
This week the walk was a circular walk starting at Fozieres. We followed the GR7 through a few vineyards and then came the very steep climb, a continuous climb for about 45 minutes. I think we all felt much fitter when we reached the grassy knoll at the col de Melanque. A time for chocolate, relaxing and admiring the superb views up the valley.
An easy gradual descent with views of Fozieres.
Leader: Phyl
Allow just under 2.5 hours for this walk with good walkers.

19 February 2015 – Cirque de Moureze

Rock
Some went to the top..

The ones who were at the bottom had time to stand in the sun, look at the shapes of the rocks and admire the spectacular views.

Stand and stare

Enjopy t  eview

View

Another view

Worth another a visit and a longer all day walk. (Routes available from the office in the car park)

Distance: variable
Leaders: Phyl and Celia

Thanks to Mike and Dorine for the photos