The walk this week is a part of a marked walk from Les Rives – we will walk to the Lergue valley and down to a waterfall and then return with a loop through hay fields.
This walk is another section of the marked circuit between Les Rives and St Felix de l’Heras. For this section we start at Les Rives and descend to the Lergue valley, and will walk down-river to a waterfall (the end of the other walk).
For the return we ascend by farm tracks to the hay meadows, then half a km along a quiet road before rejoining the outgoing path. The overall distance is about 7 km, partly flat, but with a significant climb between Les Rives and the river. The paths and tracks are generally in good condition, though there are some sections that are quite steep. There is a lot of shade, but also several sections that are completely exposed. The forecast for Thursday is for full sun, with only a little breeze in mitigation, so come prepared.
At present there are lots of butterflies around, so we should see various whites, browns, blues, yellows, several fritillaires, southern white admirals, and possibly even a dryad. Bring your butterfly books!
We will meet at 8:50, outside the Luteva Cinema, ready for departure at 9:00. The walk will start from the parking area in Les Rives, at about 9:30. We should be back in Lodeve by 12:30.
Distance: ~ 7 km, climb ~ 140 m
Bring: Sun protection, water