29 March 2018 – Notre Dame des Clans at Salagou

This is a circular walk at Lake Salagou around the hamlet of Les Vailhes, starting along the lakeside then climbing to the chapel and returning by the upper road.

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A normal spring day is forecast for next Thursday, sun, cloud and some wind, and little risk of rain. We propose a moderate walk of about 5 km at the edge of Lake Salagou. The first half is along the lakeside, up and down along a marked track through the ruffe. After about 2 km it reaches the chapel of Notre Dame des Clans, set back on the hillside. From here we climb up to the road (quite steep, but not long) and then return by the road at the higher level. We last did this walk about 3 years ago.

As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50 for departure at 10:00. The walk will start from the main car park beside the lake at Vailhes at about 10:20. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:00.

Leader: Ben
Distance: ~ 5 km, climb 50 m.


Above Lac de Salagou

This week’s walk starts just above the village of Les Vailhés on the shore of Lac Salagou. We walk up to the itinéraire équestre and follow that until it reaches the itinéraire VTT which we then walk along back to Les Vailhés. This walk is a bit steep at the start but thanks to a generous zigzag is quite easy to walk as are the other tracks. The views over the Lac are superb.

The walk is about 5.5 km. and the map is IGN 2643OT Lodeve.

Meeting as usual at Luteva at 9.50 or if you want to go directly to the start 9.30 at Les Vailhés.

NB The weather forecast is not good so please check this site before you leave in case the walk has to be cancelled. I shall post before 9.30 am.