Nature outings in : Hauts de France

Organisation : Le Val Domignon/Picardie-canoe                Name of the guide : Hubert Wynands 33(0)699 199 547

Email : le. val.domignon@wanadoo.fr

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the nature outings : guided tours

1) The "Omignon" : face to face with the nature ! (walking)

Nature outing in the Omignon valley   Difficulty : 2/5                                                          Next date : saturday : 13 avril. Possible all year for groups from 20 people. Régularly other dates are added to this program, don't hesitate to consult us.

Thème : histoiry and heritage. I invite you to discover the charm of a river that transports you. This river (Dalmanio Fluvius) has escaped projects of drying up, channeling,... but it has remained itself, discreet, secret, generous, with its glories but also its wars. It is this "cute" water that springs, sculpts, meanders, confluences and sings that I wish to introduce you. Some species encountered: elegant agrion, calopteryx, gerris, "crayfish"? ...

Organisation of this walk - meeting from 09 H 15 to 09 H 30.

The meeting point (ici) : 9.30 am at the former washhouse, in the Villevêque hamlet  02490 Attilly.                                                                                                                                                  Duration of the outing : 2 H 30 (pedestrian nature outing commented by your guide).

Read our conditions of participation on picardie-canoe.com Difficulty 1/5=2                            The price : 22 €/adult, 15 €/Teen (12 to 18 years) and 10 €/child (8 to 12 years)

2) Péronne : A water story - nature outing 9 km          (walking)

Nature outing in the Upper Somme (in Péronne)       Difficulty : 3/5 (9 km)    Hiking Theme: Heritage, history but with the sensitivity of a Nature guide.                                           Nex dates : wednesday, april 15 th. Other possible dates for groups from 15 people.
I welcome you to the theatre of greenery. Some surprise guests, like the breastplate blackbird and thirty other species already listed, will constitute the orchestra. Fort Caraby, the Hardines, and the marshes of Halles are all witnesses who attest that you are well within the territory of springs. Then, it is at the step of the drafts horses, in the old days, present along the canal of the Somme that we will evoke the history of the inland watter shipping. We will disembark on the English boulevard, highly symbolic, before joining the Museum of Mentalities (historial of the great war). 

The meeting point (ici) : 13:45 to 14:00 pm at the carpark, rue de la résistance at Péronne 80200.                                                                                                    Species met : the Pètasite, and for a few privileged: the corncrake,the white-rumped sandpiper Duration 3 H 30 (hiking = 9 km).                                                                                                        The price : 22 €/adult, 15 €/teen (12 to 18 years), 10 €/child (8 to 12 ans).   

3) Nature outing from Bray-sur-Somme to Froissy  (canoeing)

Nature outing in the Somme marshes (in Bray-sur-Somme)  Difficulty : 3/5   canoeing     Next date : May : friday 22 th,   July : wednesday 8 th,  August : wednesday 12 th. Possible all year for groups from 20 people. Régularly other dates are added to this program, don't hesitate to consult us.
I suggest you this course which presents no particular difficulty, but you will be guided in this incredible cortege of ponds and marshes.   

Thème : histoiry and heritage.

Organisation of this trip - meeting from 13:15 to 14:00.

The meeting point (ici) : le Port, 80340 Bray-sur-Somme (next to the municipal compsite of Bray-sur-Somme)                                                                                                                                        Duration of the outing : 3 h 00  (2 hours on the water).

Read our conditions of participation on picardie-canoe.com Difficulty 1/5=2                            The price : 25 €/adult, 18 €/Teen (12 to 18 years) and 12 €/child (8 to 12 years).
Possible for groups from 15 people.
Endemics species : the common sandpiper, the bleuethroat, the bittern, heron, ..

4) The ponts of Barette : What the nature as more precious ! (canoeing)

Saunter in the wetlands of the Somme                                   Difficulty : 3/5   (canoeing) Thème : Natural heritage, ornithology, fauna, flora,....... 

Wetlands are very sensitive ecosystems, even when we make 30 hectares. The main threat is often indifference and sometimes ignorance. Modestly, I invite you to discover what nature has more fascinating. The canoe becomes, in this area, a pretext. Some indicators of the environment quality : the Cetti's warbler, the blue throat, the common tern, ....            Next date : (only on réservation). Possible all year for groups from 15 people.

Duration of the visit: 3 hours including 2 hours on the water).

Read our conditions of participation on picardie-canoe.com                                                       The price : 22 €/adult, 15 €/Teen (12 to 18 years), 10 €/child (8 to 12 years + guide agreement)

Group rate beyond 15 people.
Remember to book, nature has its constraints (number of dates limited = off nesting period).
Dates: July 20th, July 27th, August 17th, August 24th. Schedule: 14 H 00/17 H 00

5) Canoe trip on the Aisne, the paradise of the Kingfisher (canoeing)

Stroll in the Aisne valley                                                                Difficulty : 4/5   (canoeing)               Next date : (only on réservation). Possible all year for groups from 15 people.

Thème : Ornithology, fauna, flora,.......

It is on this turquoise water that we sail to meet the kingfisher. We cross the paradise (locality, it's not a hazard) and observe the sandy banks of the river "Aisne" to see this Blue arrow (nickname of the bird). 

Example: other species : the Kingfisher, the common sandpiper,.....                                                 Duration of the outing : 3 H 30 (2 H 30 on the water, about 10 km).

Read our conditions of participation on picardie-canoe.com                                                       The price : 28 €/adult, 20 €/Teen (12 to 18 years), 10 €/child (8 to 12 years + guide agreement)

Group rate beyond 15 people.