23 June 2016

Hike for June 29

Hike for June 29  -  St Nom La Breteche    

18k, with bail out options

Dear All

As this is my last opportunity to lead a hike for Idf walks  I thought we would walk in my " neck of the woods " i.e near my home here in St Nom La Breteche .

In the morning we will walk about 10km firstly through the woods (plenty of options for "spending a penny " ) with a few ups and downs and then to my house which is perched on the top of another small hill . 
Here we will stop for a BRING AND SHARE LUNCH . 
Please bring something that we can put on the table to share together-nothing elaborate and nothing that needs cooking ! 
Obviously we will probably stop for a little longer than normal but I am not suggesting a party that lasts all afternoon as we still have a walk to do after lunch . 
The most direct (and least attractive ) way to a station ( Villepreux les Clayes ) is about 4km - you will need a map , I will provide a copy of the route if you need it . 
A second choice would be to come with the group along  nice countryside paths for 4km then break off and go directly (1.5km ) to Noisy le Roi station ( I will give you a copy of the route if you need it ) or,
thirdly you could come all the way with me through very nice countryside and the attractive village of Rennemoulin ( 7.7km )  to Noisy le Roi station - clearly the best option !! 


Take line N from Montparnasse in the direction of Plaisir Grignon at 9.20 as far as Fontenay le Fleury ( zone 5 ) where I will meet you when the train arrives at 9.54 . This train calls at Versailles Chantiers at 9.46

The return journey will be from Noisy le Roi (zone 5 ) where the trains are half hourly to St Nom la Breteche (one stop ) . Here you will have to change trains and catch a train back to St Lazare via La Defense , these trains run every 15 minutes . Hard to predict what time this will be as it depends how long we spend eating but it is unlikely to be very late as the total walk is less than 18km !! 

You must know my reputation for finding muddy walks and sharing them with you so come prepared as it has been very wet in the last few weeks ( or even months ! ) , Bring season appropriate clothing ( for whichever season you consider it may be - sunblock? sunhat? waterproofs ? ) something for  lunch TO SHARE and water .

Hope to see as many of you as possible on Wednesday


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