Monday, 30 April 2018

April 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.

Walk Schedule

Monday 2nd April: Easter Monday holiday

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

Monday 9th April: Paulette’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Jesus Eik

Friday 13th April: Paulette’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Welriekende Dreef in Overijse

Monday 16th April: Paulette’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from rue Nisard in Watermael-Boitsfort

Friday 20th April: Paulette’s walk in Bois de Halle (Hallerbos)

Monday, 26 March 2018

Janet's walk at Loonbeek

The Walking Gods looked after us!

Despite Janet's dire warnings, walking sticks taking along for tackling the mud were mostly unused; the rain only started to fall (gently) as we drove off and Truffles was with us and amused us with his muddy paws!

Here we are posing under a clear blue sky:

And here are some other lovely views of the afternoon:

Monday, 19 March 2018

Janet's Walk in Dreve du Comte

A regular walk on a cold day, enlivened somewhat by two cute small lost dogs.  Well, cute but definitely not ones you would want to pick up for a cuddle.

Thanks to Sylvie for the biscuits which won their trust, and to Margaret, Isobel and Margosha who after a bit of a battle that involved the loan of belts; dog collars that flew off; the male dog doing what male dogs do and a complicated phone call they were reunited with their owner.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Margosha's walk in Meise

You wouldn't think it from the photos, but the walk was virtually mud-free - until near the end!  Despite the state of our boots we were given a warm welcome at the café, where Margosha had thoughtfully reserved a table, and easily forgave the waiter for joking (we assumed....) that he had been expecting a group of young ladies...

Monday, 26 February 2018

Isobel's walk from under the E411

It was cold!  But despite the snow flurries a decent number of us set off at a good pace and finished the walk in record time!  ADEPS has never seemed so warm!!

Friday, 23 February 2018

Ingrid's walk at Château de la Hulpe

A new leader and a new walk at the Château!  A perfect day for it too - if a little 😊 chilly.
Thanks for a lovely walk, Ingrid, and for looking after us so well at the (temporarily) self-service café.
Yes, it was that cold!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Janet's walk from Dreve du Comte

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!!

Friday, 16 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.

Friday, 9 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.

Monday, 5 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!