14 July 2018

Hike for 18 July 2018




Dear hiking friends,                                                                                                                                                                                                 
here is the information for next Wednesday’s walk with Catherine T.


Call for leaders
The schedule for August is now open                                                                                                         

Laurence



Forêt de Dourdan   -   16 k

Dear hiking friends,

We will walk a loop of 16 kilometers from Dourdan railway station, in the beautiful forest of Dourdan, full of splendid oaks, and shadowy. 
For those who like old stones, there is an awesome castle in downtown Dourdan. The walk is quite confortable with only on or two (not too) steep hills.
As usual take a picnic lunch, plenty of water, and of course appropriate shoes and clothing.

Getting there:

RER C  from Gare d’Auterlitz at 9h17  (Bibliothèque François Mitterrand at 9h21) arriving in Dourdan at 9h50

Return trains 8 and 38 minutes after the hour in Dourdan.

BE CAREFUL, FROM THE 15TH OF JULY TO THE 25 OF AUGUST THERE IS NO RER  C BETWEEN AVENUE HENRI MARTIN AND 
PARIS AUSTERLITZ, AND BETWEEN JAVEL AND PARIS AUSTERLITZ.

°°°°

Chers amis randonneurs

Nous ferons une boucle de 16 kilomètres depuis la gare de Dourdan dans la magnifique forêt de Dourdan, pleine de chênes magnifiques, et ombragée. 
Pour les amoureux de vieilles pierres, il y a un splendide château en ville. La randonnée ne présente pas de difficultés majeures, exceptées une ou 
deux montées pas trop raides.
Comme d’habitude, prenez un pique-nique, beaucoup d’eau, et bien sur chaussures et vêtements appropriés.

Pour s’y rendre
RER C  Gare Paris Austerlitz à 9h17 arrivée à Jourdan à 9h50   -   Bibliothèque François Mitterrand à 9h21

Train de retour à 08, et O38 après l’heure.
ATTENTION, DU 15 JUILLET AU 25 AOUT, IL N’Y A PAS DE RER C ENTRE AVENUE HENRI MARTIN ET PARIS AUSTERLITZ, 
ET ENTRE jAVEL ET PARIS AUSTERLITZ;


Catherine Tardrew 0607154700


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.




Photos Hike 11 July

Photos by Marcelle and Juli on the beautiful walk led by Stuart, we hope he will be back soon!

Merci de cette belle surprise


Photos Hike July 11








28 June 2018

Hike for 11 July 2018




                                                             Photo: Stuart Ellis

Around Breuillet    -   16 k


Terrain: 3 steepish climbs

It really gives me great pleasure to redo this lovely walk which I last did on 16th September 2012! 
The route takes us to three interesting churches...and a fox! 
From Breuillet Village we climb up the hill to the Porte des Bourdeaux and Saint Yon church and then follow the path to the village of Boissy sous Saint Yon where we will visit the Saint Thomas Becket church. 

As the name implies this church was associated with Thomas Becket when he fled to France after quarrelling with King Henry II of England. 
After his infamous murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 he was canonised and his tomb became 
one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Christendom.

We then head for the village of Saint Sulpice de Favières in the Renarde valley where we will have our lunch next to the church regarded as one of the most beautiful village churches in France and  once a major pilgrimage stop . After lunch we gently follow the Renarde (fox) stream to the lovely village of Souzy la Briche. Unfortunately we can't visit the charming château which was once a Presidential weekend retreat!! From Souzy we climb up the hill and finally to Saint Cheron RER. For those who want a slightly longer walk we can continue from Saint Cheron back to Breuillet Village along the l'Orge river (4km).


Getting there:

Gare d'Austerlitz RER C (direction Dourdan) DEBO at 09.16 
arr 10.06 Breuillet Village,  zone 5  (7.50€)
Info: PONT DE L'ALMA  station is closed

Return:
Saint Cheron RER C : trains leave at '17 and '47 mins each hour
Breuillet Village: trains leave at '22 and '52 mins each hour

Since we will be visiting so many churches I'm sure that the Almighty will ensure good weather, but just in case come prepared!! 
I'm really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. A plus!

Cordialement,

Stuart 



NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.



23 June 2018

Hike for June 27

                                                                                                                                                                                                Montmorency  Forest-  about 17-18 k


Dear hiking friends,

This hike is about 1 7 -18 Km long. There will be a few ups and downs in the forest.    It will be hot, bring enough water. We will try to finish no later than 4pm in case some trains are canceled.                    
 Getting there:
From Paris gare du Nord (Surface /overground) Train POVA to Persan-Beaumont, at 8.30 arriving at Taverny at 9.01
Zone 4. If you are not familiar with the station, plan to arrive early, go to the top level = street level.

Return from the same station (direct trains16.00 or16.56)

See you tomorrow.

Laurence


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.



11 June 2018

Hike for 20 June




The Viones Valley  -  about 18 k


Dear hiking friends,

This week  I propose a walk around Chars, between Val d'Oise & Oise departments in the Vexin Français on the border with Normandy.
This hike is about 18 Km long, not very hard. We will maintain a sustained rhythm in order not to return too late (Only one train per hour to return).
As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season.

Getting there:

Beware!  : there is only one train in the morning, early departure : 
From Paris St Lazare Train J to Gisors,  at 8h06 arriving at Chars at 9h11 where I will wait for you.

 Return by the same station (16h25 or 17h25)

See you on Wednesday.

Daniel R.


L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.


NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.



04 June 2018

Hike for 6 June 2018






VALLEY OF THE BIEVRE   -  about 15k


Hello Walkers,                                                                                                                                                

For next Wednesday I propose a nice 16km walk with various landscapes in the middle of the valley of the Bièvre river.

We will start in Jouy en Josas and climb through woods with ponds and golf course to Plateau de Saclay. There we will take paths through fields, 
seeing bucolic scenes, farms and the old village of Saclay then will follow the Favreuse ditch through woods leading to the Gare d'Igny (end of the walk). 
Steep climb and descent at the beginning of the walk, walking sticks will be very useful.
Jouy en Josas and Igny are situated in zone 4.

Getting there:
Transport arrangements, two possibilities:


Departure ST MICHEL N.D. RER C at 08:33
Direction VERSAILLES CHANTIERS
(passes through Gare d'Austerlitz, Biblio F.Mitterand)
Get off in JOUY en JOSAS at 09:40

(the same train at 08:18, arr at 09:25)


Departure CHATELET LES HALLES RER B at 08:41
Direction MASSY PALAISEAU
passes through Denfert-Rochereau at 08:48
Get off in MASSY PALAISEAU at 09:06

Change trains in Massy Palaiseau:

09:25 RER C dir. VERSAILLES CHANTIERS
09:40 JOUY EN JOSAS

At the station take the underground stairs, RV on the other side where I will wait for you. 

Return from IGNY on the same line, RER C .      
                                                                
Wear good shoes and bring snacks, a lot of water, your picnic and your good will . Don't forget hats, umbrellas and something to sit on. 

Looking forward to s haring with you this nice walk ,


Dominika



NB: Meeting point is at/on the platform, those who wish to travel together usually sit in the rear car. 


Advice to hikers / Conseils aux randonneurs:
Make sure that you are covered by a personal accident and liability insurance, that you are fit enough to do the walk, and have the proper equipment / Assurez-vous que vous êtes couvert par une assurance responsabilité civile, que vous avez la condition physique nécessaire pour faire la randonnée choisie et que vous avez l’équipement adapté.