Monday, 29 April 2019

Le Puech Rouch, Lacoste and Les Bories

Le Puech Rouch, Lacoste and Les Bories. 8.5km or 6km. Yellow, but markers are very poor on this walk and it's better to use the cycle route 2 markers and a map). 2H 30m. The walk starts at the junction just past Les Bories (at the cross). It's a beautiful walk with views, flowers, vineyards and woods. There is a good area of parking at the juction. Walk on the small track road towards to bergerie (sheep farm, keep dogs on a lead over the hillside). It's a lovely walk with wonderful views of the balconies of Lac de Salagou and the mountains around. From here you can see down the lake from the barrier. The walk turns right over the hill and through woods, here you can choose to leave the main route by turning off right on a tiny path through the woods at a corner. This path leads down through vineyards and saves about 3km and an incline on the return. The main path leads down on a wide track towards Lacoste. Say on the wide track and don't take any other turns until you are in the village. Once in the houses you will see a small turning right down a tiny rocky pathway between two gardens. This brings you out at a junction of paths below the village. Now turn right and continue, over a bridge and keep on this little road as it crosses a stream bed and up steps to continue on the tiny road into Les Bories. Turn right in the village and it will bring you to the through road. Turn right again, keeping along side a vineyard and return to the cross where you parked.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Mont Caroux. Herault. France.

A beautiful morning walk on the Caroux today. Starting from Douch and heading up to the refuge on the GR7 red/yellow route which is also marked yellow as far as the hut. At the refuge turn right onto the little blue spot route and enjoy a different circuit. It takes you at first through trees and onto an open view of the valley before going down a rocky path to reach a stream. Cross the stream and go up to the little track at the top turning right. Follow this track up to reach a small path leading left to a beech tree and some rocks. This little path decends to reach the GR7 coming up from Heric on the col. Now turn right and return to Douch on the GR7. Good parking.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Mauroul up to Les Bourdlis, Herault.

A beautiful walk through the woods from Mauroul up to Les Bourdlis on the Espinouse today. It was hot but lovely and cool on this wonderful little footpath that follows the path of the stream. Several old chestnut stores along the way. This walk start in Maroul which has plenty of parking. Head up to the church and just behind you will find a little road to the gardens. Here the blue dotted route can be found. When the path reaches a wide track turn right and continue until the path restarts on the left up behind a small property in the wild. From this path you can walk along the escarpment of the Espinouse or to the Montahut. on the GR7. A circuit of the Espinouse can also be made from here, head first to the Montahut then onto Bardou St Martin du Froid and Salvergues.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The Gorge d'heric, Mons La Trivalle, Herault, France.

A very beautiful walk this morning taking 4 hours. Up the ravine path from Mons Red/yellow to the col du Bardou and then down to Heric on the GR7 Red/white before continuing down through the gorge and back to Mons through the woods. Film from the top on this post. Lovely watching the eagle up there on my own and there were some mouflon early this morning in the ravine.

Sunday, 22 July 2018


A beautiful cool 8km walk at Camplong, Herault. today. We only walked along the beautiful stream path to the old chestnut house at the end of the valley and then returned the same way but it was lovely under the trees and Phoebe enjoyed a great swim.…/tourisme-ITILAR034V508QUX…

Friday, 20 July 2018

The Jaur, Olargues, France.

A lovely walk along the vioe vert and the Jaur this morning. This is a super round walk taking about 45 minutes to an hour. Start at the car park beside the vine yard with the round tower just off the main road between Mons La Trivalle and Olargues. Then head along the mostly shady vioe vert to reach and cross the red bridge. Now head past the lovely little pizza place which serves super pizzas and a small version for lunch. Turning left and left again around the school/college. Now heading back towards the river, take the first right onto a small track down to an old mill ruins. Keep on this small track along side the pretty Jaur river until you reach a junction. Turn left onto a grassy track continuing beside the river. Soon the path takes you up and over a large rocky area on a tiny path to reach some wonderful views of the valley and the mountains. Keep left here at the golden post. Continue down to a little beach, then on through the woods to reach a larger track. Keep right until you reach the junction at the bridge. Turn left and cross the bridge. Soon you will be back at the main road opposite the vine yard and it's house with the round tower. The walk is unmarked except for the golden post.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes, Aude, France.

A wonderful photography walk today at the Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes, it was such fun all enjoying a magical place and each others friendship. Looking forward to a few more being organised during the summer and autumn by members of the Languedoc photography group. The walk takes around 2.30 H and follows yellow markers. It's a little up hill at the start and near the finish but the scenery is beautiful and some great sculptures can be found of which there are around 30 on the circuit. Parking at the north east of the village and picnic benches near the start.