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Hike - Simmental Suspension Bridge

Sunday, 17th September 2017 at 10:20am - 5:20pm

Location: Meet at the Berne Station meeting point at 10:20. IMPORTANT: the schedule is different from the one announced in the newsletter

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Hike – Simmental Suspension Bridge

When          Sunday, 17 September
Where         Meet at the railway station meeting point at 10:20 to take the train that leaves at 10:39 and arrive at Weissenburg at 11:36 (Direction Zweisimmen)
Contact        Christine Bétrémieux
Deadline       Please register by Saturday 16 September at 12 noon

Lunch:          Bring your own sandwiches and drinks for a picnic lunch on the way.

A diverse hike in the heart of beautiful nature, ruins giving glimpse of the past and a hanging bridge of dizzying heights that you reach via a recently renovated metal staircase in sharp ascent. CAUTION: this walk is very beautiful but not for those who have fear of height and good walking shoes are recommended. 

For information, the walking time is estimated to be 2h 10 minutes and the length of the walk is 6.2kms.
The ascent is 360m and the descent 300m

Walk will only be cancelled in case of bad weather. The metal stairs and bridge floor may become slippery when wet so please wear proper walking shoes.

Return by train from Oberwill leaving at 15:13 or 16:13 and arriving in Berne one hour later.


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Graham wrote
at 9:54pm on Sunday, 17th September 2017
Great and spectacular wallk. Tough in parts - would be impossible when the leaves have fallen. Very enjoyable. 8 attended.
Graham wrote
at 8:07am on Sunday, 17th September 2017
On Meetup we have 3 more registrations Anna Cristina Clemens

Please contact Christien Betremieux if you are attending and meet at the treffpunkt at 10:20.
Graham wrote
at 6:31pm on Saturday, 16th September 2017
Advice from Christine: the walk will NOT be cancelled for wet weather. We have around 5 or 6 persons at the moment. Please contact her directly - by email or phone, the details are given on page 2 of the Newsletter.
Christine wrote
at 4:53pm on Tuesday, 12th September 2017
This walk was tested today Tuesday under very wet conditions. It is a 2 hour walk that we are planning to finish in 4 hours to fully enjoy what it has to offer and sufficient breaks for all. The ascent is a gently slope on wide paths with the exception of a climbing part with safety railings in the forest and three sets of metal stairs (one with 18 steps against the rock like a ladder, a second one with 50 steps divided in two parts at 45 degrees angles and the final one with 18 steps). plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views but no vertiginous deeps. The view from the suspension bridge is amazing but not for people with extreme fear of heights. The walk is not hard, is safe but is a good solid walk that can be enjoyed by all at any age. It is a long walk but not a mountain hike.

As temperatures are going down, please bring warm clothes and a rain jacket (although no rain is forecasted ta the moment) and good walking shoes (hiking shoes are not necessary but please no basket or running shoes).
I hope to see you there. It is definitely a wonderful walk.

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By Graham on 14th January

Friday 17 Basel Museum Night

Saturday 18  all day - Tour to la Chaux de Fonds

Saturday 18 from 18:00 Singing Spiritual Songs with Stefan

Saturday 18 from 19:00 Wine  - Wine Tasting - The Southern Hemisphere

Monday 20 at 6:30pm - Burns Night at the Pickwick  - Sorry the pub is full, and also on 27 January. Next year I must remember to try to book 2 months in advance. Reserve by 16 January for the Burns Supper of the Swiss British Society (CHF 50) which is on Saturday 1 February.

Instead, on Monday 20, attend the Light Festival of Murten. Meet at 6 pm at the Berntor gate of the town (30 minutes by train from Berne) and at 6:30 pm for an Apero on a boat in the lake. For details see

Tuesday 21 at 7:30pm - Art Museum Tour contact Gary

Thursday 23 at 10:00 am at the Theater am Käfigturm, a performance of the French play M.Ibraham et les Fleurs du Coran. Then at 3:00 pm and 7:00pm - Theatre: "Free Mandela"

Wednesday 29 at 18:00 pm,  Sophie Book Group discusses the book "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Open to all members;  contact Graham of you are interested.

See page 6 and 7 of the Newsletter about joining the different activities which we organise throughWhatsApp.


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