Due to conflicting information from the Mairie and the Office de Tourisme, we arrived at 9.00 for a walk which had apparently started at 8.30. A substitute guide finally led us off at 9.30, but en route we realised we would not be back for midday as had been promised so we made our own way back to Octon, with time of course for a coffee in the square.
We hope to follow the Chemin de Charbonniers on another occasion.
This week’s walk was again around St. Jean de la Blaquière starting from the parking place near to Les Marcassins. We walked up to the dolmen and capitelle and then carried on along the ridge picking up the track lower down and walking back into St. Jean crossing the river where the dogs had a drink and a paddle. We got back to St. Jean in time for the usual refreshments at La Fringale.
Another short walk for the summer around Saint Jean de la Blaquiere, to the south this time. As it got hotter the dogs were pleased to cool off in the river.
And of course there is always the reward of a refreshing drink afterwards. Lunch in the shade at La Fringale was acceptable too.
Distance: 4.3 km
Thanks to Marlene for the photos. We will miss our photographer!
Details of the route can be found here