25 June 2015 – Aniane Railway

tunnel exit

Continuing our investigations of former railway tracks in the area, we left Aniane by the GR 653 and returned along the old railway line which used to be the route from Gignac to Montpellier.

The route took us through a railway tunnel. As we approached it we heard the roar of something approaching. Could this be a train? But no; it was a car!

car

As the track curves inside the tunnel it was completely dark in the middle and we needed torches. But in the end there was light at the end of the tunnel…

The walk started in Aniane and did a circuit around the hill of La Lauze.

track

It was mostly on country roads and tracks and was mostly quite level and open, though there was one section of about 1km which was a footpath through woods, with one short part which was a rather steep and stony descent.

On our return to Aniane we took a short tour before heading back to Lodeve.

Aniane arch

Aniane street
Aniane fountain

Distance: 7km

Leader: Andrew

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