Monday, 17 July 2017
Beautiful early walk at Mauroul this morning. We took our break down to the waterfalls and did the short 45 minute walk around this very pretty area, following the very pretty streams. The streams are all very low at the moment but it's still a lovely cool place to walk. There are a number of picnic benches, blue markers and easy walking here. Plenty of parking and a toilet too. When you reach the village turn right up the slope to reach a small concrete track over the stream. By taking this track you can continue walking on a broad easy, level track with amazingly beautiful views of the mountains. Much of this is under the shade of trees. Finally you reach a large gate where the wide track finishes. Here you can continue on a small path up to your left to reach the col des cazalets or turning right and continuing down to the col des codouls near Le Cros, above Olargues. This walk takes about 1.30 to 2 hours depending on what you do. It's easy to reach the Montahut from here via the GR7. the lower walk is recommended for hot weather.