This is a relatively easy walk of about 5 km around the hills above Nebian. We have done this walk several times before, the last about 2 years ago. It is mostly on good tracks and quiet roads, but involves some stony paths and a little bit of climbing.
Next Thursday is forecast to be mostly sunny but windy. We propose to repeat a walk around Nebian that we have done several times before. It is about 5 km, mostly on tracks and quite roads, though with one section on a stony path. The total climb is about 120 m.
As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to leave at 10:00. The walk will start from the main car park in the middle of Nebian at about 10:25. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:00.
Distance: 5 km, 120 m climb
Lava flow and Roman villa
Now that normal service is being restored with the weather we will resume our usual pattern of walks. This week we will do a circular walk in the area south of Nebian, towards Lieuran-Cabrieres. The walk is about 7km, all on good tracks or quiet roads, and visits the site of a roman villa. We return along a hill-top covered in basalt which was a river valley until it was filled by a lava flow. The route is generally flat, but climbs about 100m on the return.
As usual we shall meet outside the Luteva Cinema at 9:50, ready to depart at 10:00. The starting point for the walk is on the D128, about 3km south from Nebian. Soon after the brow of the hill (and well before the turning right to Lieuran-Cabrieres) there is a wide unmade track on the left where we will park, at about 10:30. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:30.
A walk through the fields to the south of Nébian, mostly on farm roads, with interesting geological commentaries from Andrew and good views to the nearby hills. We crossed the river Dourbie by a ford (if you had good boots) or stepping stones.
We also passed a lovely picnic spot – to bear in mind for the summer if Andrew’s friends permit.
Distance: 5 km
Along the walk there were 4 information boards, with stunning views across the countryside from the first three of them.
You can find details of the walk from these two resources
Les Amis du Patrimoine Nébianais
Distance: 5.5 km