Friday, 31 August 2018

August 2018

In July and August, our walks will start at 11 a.m. 
They usually 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, Janet, Joan, Kyung-Sook and Mona for leading a walk in July


Reminder: In July and August, our walks will start at 11 a.m.

For details, see Directions on the top of the main page

Friday 3rd August: Change: Paulette’s walk in Rouge-Cloître from under E411.

Monday 6th August at 11am: Change: Because of works in Avenue de Tervueren, it is very difficult to reach Gordaallaan. As a result Joan is leading a walk in Jesus Eik instead.

Friday 10th August at 11am: Change: Kyung-Sook’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Jesus Eik.

Monday 13th August at 11am: Ingrid’s walk at Château de la Hulpe (Back entrance).

Friday 17th August at 11 am:  Kyung-Sook’s walk in the Forêt de Soignes from Jesus Eik

Monday 20th August at 11am: Paulette’s walk i

Friday, 27 July 2018

Paulette's walk in Rouge-Cloître

 Yesterday, we had a pleasant walk under the shade of the  Rouge-Cloître 's trees.  On the way back, we stopped at the little tavern to have our usual drinks and were served fresh tap water because of the the warmth. How considerate! 
FYI this tavern will be closed from August 6th till the end of the month.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Paulette's walk in Bois de la Cambre

The only place where to walk when the temperature reaches 28 degrees is for sure the Forêt de Soignes and the woods around it. Ingrid, Kyung-Sook, Liz, Val, Yuko and 2 lovely little dogs joined me for this pleasant walk.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Joan's Walk in Tervuren Park

Surprisingly six ladies arrived on what was to be a very hot day.   Luckily Tervuren Park has plenty of shady paths to follow which kept us out of the sun for most of the walk.   We did come across some strange looking plants.

The Spanish House was a welcome end to the walk

Friday, 13 July 2018

Kyung-Sook's Walk at Rouge Cloitre

On another hot day, Kyung managed to take the walkers round under the trees in cool shade.

Thank you Kyung-Sook for the delightful walk

Monday, 9 July 2018

Ingrid's Walk from the Chateau de la Hulpe

Today the walk was from the back of the Chateau winding through very shady paths.   Afterwards we went to l'Homme Blue to sit in the garden either for a drink or lunch.

Sorry no photographs today

Thank you Ingrid, we are all looking forward to you leading that walk again

Friday, 29 June 2018

Sue's new walk from Sterrebeek

Eight walkers braved the heat on this lovely sunny day.

But where isTruffles off to?

To stretch out in the cool shade of a tree, that's where: "Aaaah, that's nice - come and join me!
We would have, gladly, had it not been someone's garden...
Later, though, we all had the chance to relax in the shade before returning  to the café for cold drinks all round. 
Thanks to Sue for this lovely new walk, and to Sue and Janet for the photos.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Janet's Walk from Dreve du Comte

It was a lovely day to be walking under the trees, which were looking lovely with the sun streaking through.

It was so lovely that we extended the walk into the Parc Solvay, which is now much more accessible since a less strenuous path has been re-opened, and we enjoyed visiting the rose garden.

And yes - there is a reason for the matching T.shirts!

Friday, 22 June 2018

Walk and Picnic in Tervueren

Today was the day of surprises. The first one was a little bit upsetting since we found out on arrival that the Rouge-Cloître car park had been closed without warning because there was going to be a festival there on Sunday and they needed time to prepare it all. But then our good fairy, in the form of  Alyane, came to our rescue, saying: No problem, you can all come to my place and beforehand we can walk in the Tervueren park. 
What a relief! How generous! And so we had our picnic on her terrace in front of her beautiful garden! Thank you, dear Alyane, for being so kind and hospitable!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Paulette's walk in the Forêt de Soignes from the Barbizon

It was particularly  nice to walk in the forest today as it was very close. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Paulette's walk in Ohain/lasne

Thank you, dear Christa, for a lovely afternoon tea at your wonderful home. You spoiled our little group of courageous walkers who braved the constant rain and drizzle this Friday afternoon.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Liz's walk in Tervueren

Thank you Liz for leading a lovely walk in Tervueren. 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Paulette's walk in the Arboretum in Jesus Eik

Since there were less walkers than usual, we decided to try a different walk and discovered new paths in the middle of the Arboretum. We all loved it but were very happy at the end to relax on the terrace of Bosuil.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

Paulette's walk in Ittre

Beautiful day in Ittre. 
A little bit too warm maybe but it felt fresh on the paths in the little woods.
Nice meeting with two cute poneys: mother and son!
Thank you Germana and Janet for your photos!

Friday, 27 April 2018

Paulette's walk at Château de La Hulpe

Another nice day in the parc of Château de La Hulpe. Just in time to admire the first blooming azaleas amongst different shades of greens. The yellow ones particularly exuded a wonderful fragrance. Next time we will have the opportunity to see bushes of rhododendrons.