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St Luc - 'The Planstery footpath'
Walk 8108

Canton - Valais / Wallis - Val d'Anniviers

Author - Sierre-Anniviers Tourisme

Length - 6.0 km / 3.8 miles

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Descent - nominal or unknown

Time - 2.50 hours

Grade - easy

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This easy walk follows the clearly marked Planetery footpath from St-Luc.

Start & End - St Luc.

This 6 km long path situated between 2200 and 2500 m above sea level while facing the prestigious 4000 metre peaks of the Valaisan Alps.

This walk has a planetary theme and includes the opportunity to visit an astronomical observatory. Interestingly the solar system has been reproduced on a smaller scale all the way along this path. With every step forward, you will move one million kilometres forward through the cosmos. Without noticing it, you will move three times faster than the speed of light.

Leaving from the sun, you will soon understand the magnitude of the universe. Whilst stopping along this celestial path, you will learn about the planets' dimensions , their characteristics and above all be able to discover and admire the beauty of one which is only a stone's throw away - planet Earth!

Beyond the simple enjoyment of fresh air and magnificent mountain scenery, the path offers you a chance to understand, in a simpler way, one of the most astonishing sciences - astronomy and the universe. Have a pleasant walk through millions of kilometres!

Suggested Maps

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.