Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February 2018

All walks start at 1 p.m. and take about 2 hours. Of course, as always, they are subject to change in the weather. So please check here on the blog before you head out to ensure that the walk leader has not made any last minute adjustments to her plans. 
Sturdy shoes are recommended. Several walkers find trekking poles useful, particularly if the paths are wet or muddy. Dogs on leads are welcome on our walks. Where forest/parkland zoning rules allow, you may take off the lead, with the agreement of the walk leader, but the dog must be well behaved and stay close to its owner.

Many thanks to Anne, Isobel and Margaret for leading a walk in January

Walk Schedule 

Friday 2nd February: Paulette’s walk at Jesus Eik

Monday 5th February: Irene’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Drève du Comte

Friday 9th February: Paulette’s walk at Rouge Cloître in Auderghem

Monday 12th February: Margaret and Isobel’s walk in Alsemberg

Friday 16th February: Paulette’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Welriekende Dreef in Overijse

Monday 19th February: Janet's walk  in the Forêt de Soignes from Drève du Comte

Friday 23th February: Ingrid's walk at Château de la Hulpe from the car park at the back

Monday 26th February: Isobel's walk in the Forêt de Soignes from under the E411 in Auderghem

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

March 2018

All walks start at 1 p.m. and take about 2 hours. Of course, as always, they are subject to change in the weather. So please check here on the blog before you head out to ensure that the walk leader has not made any last minute adjustments to her plans. 
Sturdy shoes are recommended. Several walkers find trekking poles useful, particularly if the paths are wet or muddy. Dogs on leads are welcome on our walks. Where forest/parkland zoning rules allow, you may take off the lead, with the agreement of the walk leader, but the dog must be well behaved and stay close to its owner.

Many thanks to Ingrid, Irene, Isobel and Janet for leading a walk in February

Walk Schedule 

Friday 2nd March: Anne's walk in Tervueren from the new meeting point at the tourist information next to the police station on the square

Monday 5th March: Margosha's walk in Meise. 
Rectification: the meeting point will be the Sint Martinus Kerk (St Martin's church) in the center of 1860 Meise as mentioned in the Directions. The walk will not be the Hollewegenpad though.

Friday 9th March: Mona's walk at Jesus Eik
Monday 12th March: Sue's walk in Sterrebeek. See Directions.

Friday 16th March: Margaret's walk

Monday 19th March: Janet's walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Drève du Comte

Friday 23th March: Ingrid's walk at Château de la Hulpe from the car park at the back

Monday 26th March: Janet's walk from Loonbeek  NB:  I did this walk in mid-Feb and it was rather muddy in places, so watch this space! If we have a lot of rain I will change the walk.  In any event, if you have sticks you might find them useful in places.  Coffee will be in Cafe Rochus, Huldenberg, as the Brewery is closed on Mondays!

Friday 30th March: leader needed or holiday

April Schedule

Monday 2nd April: Easter Monday holiday

Friday 6th April: Joan's walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Groenendael

Monday, 19 February 2018

Janet's walk from Dreve du Comtes

A rather overcast and definitely chilly day for a familiar walk, which was muddier than I think we've ever seen it.

We had coffee in the Golf Club ... after very very carefully cleaning our boots! I checked the floor at the end and there was no sign that a group of muddy walkers had been there!!




Saturday, 17 February 2018

Paulette's walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Welriekende Dreef in Overijse

We had a nice surprise today. Alison, an old friend of ours, came from London to visit her friends in Brussels and joined us unexpectedly. Chun, who is becoming a regular walker, came with a friend of hers. We also were accompanied by two very well behaved dogs: Truffles and Yuko's little dog as you can see on the photograph. Everybody enjoyed the change in the  weather. It was a very nice day, crisp and sunny, perfect for a walk.







Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Paulette's walk at Rouge-Cloître

The weather forecast was snow on Friday but we didn't see much of it. It was cold though. 
Walking briskly kept us warm. Our only regret was that our little tavern at Rouge-Cloître was unexpectedly closed. Luckily ADEPS was not far.




Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Irene's walk in the forêt from Drève du Comte


20 ladies joined Irene for a lovely walk in the Forêt de Soignes. It was cold but sunny.
Thank you so much Irene

Friday, 2 February 2018

Paulette's walk in Jesus Eik

Although the weather forecast were not very auspicious, 8 ladies appeared at the meeting point. 
They did very well because we managed to walk briskly for about 2 hours between 2 big rain and snow showers. The sky went even blue for a while.


Monday, 8 January 2018

Paulette's walk from Drève du Comte in Boitsfort

Many walkers turned up for another dry walk in the Forêt de Soignes. A good sign for the beginning of 2018!



Friday, 29 December 2017

Kyung-Sook's walk at Jesus Eik

On a very wet day, just a small band of intrepid walkers turned out to walk off the excesses of the festive season (so far...).  We all felt the better for it, and were rewarded with - delicious home-made Christmas cake!  Thanks for the walk and the cake, Kyung-Sook, and compliments to the baker!



Friday, 22 December 2017

Yuko's walk at Rouge Cloître

The weather may have been dull and grey, but we had a lovely walk.  Rouge Cloître was all decked out for Christmas and we stayed quite a while enjoying the warm festive atmosphere. Thank you, Yuko - for the photos too!





Friday, 15 December 2017

Anne's walk in Tervuren Park

The Egyptian geese were very relaxed today ...




... as were the walkers!

Whatever happened to the lamp-post?

Friday, 8 December 2017

Paulette's walk and Christmas Lunch in Ohain


Souvenir of the Walk and Christmas Lunch in 2017




Friday, 1 December 2017

Paulette's walk at the Arboretum

Today 2 new walkers joined our group. Luckily it was cold, dry and crispy, a perfect weather to have a reinvigorating walk!





Monday, 27 November 2017

Paulette's walk in Alsemberg

Today was a day for the stalwarts. Cool constant rain and wind. 

But it takes more than that to stop the walking group!




Monday, 13 November 2017

Paulette's walk in Bois de la Cambre

We had a great walk under the beautiful autumnal leaves of Bois de la Cambre. Beginning in the bois under the sun and finishing in the forest under our umbrellas. How more diverse can it be! 
We had the pleasure to have Miriam's company for a while. 
At the end, we decided to stop at  the Patinoire for a drink and some (delicious) pancakes. A real discovery.

Have a look at the extraordinary tree we discovered on our way back. In the first photo, you could imagine the tree telling us OK you are on the right path and on the other I can see the head of an elephant telling us "follow the direction of my trunk" :))










Friday, 10 November 2017

Charlotte's walk in Groenendael

Many thanks to Charlotte for a great walk in the forest.



Monday, 6 November 2017

Walk from rue Nisard with Anna

The sun shone and the forest wore its best autumn colours to welcome back Anna, on a visit from Shanghai.
A big group of walkers seized the chance to come and say hello and we lingered longer than usual at the café, catching up on all the news. 
The waiter at Ciccio Bello gave us a warm welcome, clearing tables, bringing extra chairs - even an extra table when the ladies who had decided to take a shortcut eventually arrived.  [Sorry, couldn't resist!]
Great to see you Anna - haste ye back!




Monday, 30 October 2017

Paulette's walk in Rouge Cloître

Welcome back to Irene and welcome to a new member, Carmel!