25 November 2016

Hike for Nov 30

Valley of the Grand Morin -  12/14 km 

On Wednesday November 30th our walk will start at Crécy-la-Chapelle,  *la Venise briarde,*. e.g. the region "la Brie", its river "le Grand Morin" and lovely brooks. This  walk in one of the loveliest spots to the east of Paris in the valley of the Grand Morin.  12/14 k.

Getting there:
train from Gare-de-l'Est, in Paris, to the station of Crécy-la-Chapelle/Crécy-en-Brie. (Zone 5).

 1. Departure: Gare-de-l'Est 9:31. Direction: Meaux (train MICI).    Arrival: Esbly 10:02.
 2. At Esbly, transfer to Crécy-la-Chapelle/Crécy-en-Brie 10:10.         Arrival : 10:22.

Return from the same station:   14:35 arriving at 15:28. 15:35 arriving at 16:28

Remember to bring along water and some lunch... and automnal/winter gear.
We will walk through fields, woods and rivers (only one hill).
Sure, you are ready for a lovely walk.

09 50 56 65 26
Mobile (only the day of the walk)  06 51 22 35 16.

Remember that you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in a hike. 

                                                  26 octobre Walk to Abbaye de Royaumont. Photo by Dennis D.

22 November 2016

Hike for Nov 23

Canal du Loing     -  18 km

This is a 18 km hike along the Loing Canal. We start from the lovely sailor's village of Saint-Mammès, where the Seine river and the Loing river meet. We remember that the 32 mile long lateral canal of the Loing links the Briare and Orléans canals and, therefore, the Seine to the Loire. 

Obviously, no ups and down, except some stairs for crossing the canal... 
The passage of barges through the numerous locks is  always an interesting attraction.

We walk along the charming canal till we reach Grez sur Loing, an other lovely place where many painters had settled into their habits, at the end of XIX century, particularly at Laurent pension or Chevillon hostel.

Picnic lunch, hot drink, sturdy shoes and more, are required as usual. 

Getting there:

Gare de Lyon, grandes lignes, TER to Montereau, ligne R, 8.46 am,  arriving at Saint-Mammès at 9:38.
We usely sit together in the last car.

Return trains from Bourron-Marlotte. A train every hour: 15:40, 16:40, depending on our pace.  

See you on Wednesday!

Remember that you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in a hike. 

11 November 2016

Hike for Nov 16

Forêt de Rougeau  -  18 km

This 18 km hike in the Forêt Régionale de Rougeau will be a loop starting at the RER D station of Savigny le Temple.  It will be mostly on flat ground, with just a few short ups and downs. For the really "pur et durs", there is a possibility of extending the hike to 28-30 km, but you would need the IGN 2415 OT MAP 1:25,000 and guide yourselves.

Since this is the first time we have walked as a group in this forest here is a bit of information about it.
"D'une superficie de 1066 hectares, la Foret de Rougeau s'étend sur les communes de Morsang-sur-Seine, Saint-Pierre-du-Perray, Saintry-sur-Seine, Nandy, Savigny-le-Temple.

Au Moyen-âge propriété de la Commanderie des Templiers de Savigny, la forêt est aménagée au XVIIème siècle pour les chasses royales de Louis XV et Louis XVI par le financier Bouret. A la Révolution, elle devient bien national. En 1819, elle est vendue à la famille Clary. A partir de 1981, la région acquiert progressivement la forêt. 
La forêt se présente avec une succession d'allées rectilignes. Ainsi l’Allée Bourette relie l’Allée Royale qui joint la forêt de Sénart à celle de Rougeau, et se poursuit jusqu’au domaine du Pavillon Royal, au Sud de la Forêt. Site historique classé, ce domaine, dont il ne reste aujourd'hui que les jardins, propose un aménagement paysager original et riche, issu du XVIIIème et du XIXème siècle."

As in the Foret de Senart, there are magnificent old oak trees, numerous ponds and at least two interesting sculptures.

Travel: RER D Châtelet Les Halles, train Zaco, at 9:01, direction Melun. This train passes through the Gare de Lyon at 9:05. You may want to sit together in the last car. Arrival Savigny le Temple at 9:47.

Return trains: 16:25, 16:40, or 16:55, depending on our pace. The trip takes 45 minutes.

You will need a picnic lunch, sturdy shoes, rainwear and maybe a hot drink, and of course you great sense of humor. Picnics in November start to be chilly.

See you on Wednesday!                                                                                             

Mary Lynne

Remember that you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in a hike.

04 November 2016

Hike for Nov 9

Forêt Domaniale de Meudon

Friendly hikers hello,                                                                                                 
this week we will hike in the Forêt Domaniale de Meudon. Approximately 20/22 km and 500m           
of elevation.                                                                                                               
The sun sets early in November, so, the pace will be constant, no 'bailout' possible.

As usual, take a picnic lunch, water and of course, shoes and clothing adapted to the season without forgetting your good mood.

Getting there
Train from Paris Montparnasse at 9:05 (VOPI), arriving at Chaville Rive Gauche at 9:24 where I will wait for you.
Return by the same station.

Remember that you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in a hike. 

A bientôt.

L'homme sage est celui qui connaît ses limites.

Hikes for Nov 2

Shorter hike

Hello walking friends,

As an option for next Wednesday I propose a short leisurely walk through the parks of Chatenay-Malabry:
Parc de la Maison de Chateaubriand, Vallée aux Loups and Arboretum where you can admire exceptional trees and a Collection of Bonsaï, too. Bring a picnic lunch (around 1pm).

To get there:

From CHATELET LES HALLES take RER B (train SORI) at 09:32, direction ROBINSON
The same train leaves from DENFERT-ROCHEREAU at 09:40. Arrival at ROBINSON at 09:58

At the Gare de Robinson walk to the head of the train then to the right and take the exit Av.Jules Guesde. The meeting place-on the top of the stairs.
Return from ROBINSON - trains every 15 minutes. Zone 3

A mercredi!

Dominique R.
mobile : 06 33 23 07 31

Longer hike

Attention, changement d’horaire pour cette randonnée annonçant l’hiver.
Longue de 17 km avec 320 m de dénivelé elle nous conduira dans la vallée aux lavoirs avec ses hameaux isolés et ses nombreuses sources.

Départ : Gare Saint Lazare à 8 h 56 en direction de Mantes-la-Jolie, descendre à Epone-Mézières (arr: 9 h 42) où je vous attendrai (zone 5)
Retour : Gare d’Epone-Mézières toutes les 30 mn à partir de 15 h 19 en direction de Paris Saint Lazare
N’oubliez pas une tenue de randonneur lièe à la météo, votre pique-nique et votre bonne humeur habituelle.

Change of schedule for this excursion, announcing the winter.
This hike will be 17 km with 320 m elevation. It will lead us to the valley of wash houses with its isolated hamlets                and its many springs.

Getting there:
Departure: from Saint Lazare Station, train going to Mantes-la-Jolie, leaving at 8:56, get off at Epone-Mézières,            arr: 9:42, where I will wait for you (zone 5)

Return: Station of Epone-Mézières , every 30 mn, from 15:19 to Paris Saint Lazare

Don’t forget to wear proper clothes, bring a your picnic lunch and your usual good mood.

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Remember that you need personal accident and liability insurance to participate in a hike.