7 September 2017 – Roqueredonde to l’Orb

This is a moderately hard circular walk of about 7 km which descends from Roqueredonde to the Orb river and then returns by the Plateau du Gres.

The first part of this walk (about 1.5 km) is a descent dropping about 150 m on a marked footpath, which is occasionally stony and tricky, until it reaches the hamlet of le Furou on the Orb river. The next (longer) section is a more gentle ascent on tracks and quiet roads (though with occasional steep sections), up to the Plateau du Gres. From here we return on a level track to the start. The forecast this week is for a continuation of the current sunny weather.

Now that we are in September and approaching the equinox we shall revert to our standard timetable. So we shall meet at the Luteva Cinema at 9:50 ready to depart at 10:00. The walk will start from the main parking area in Roqueredonde at about 10:40. We should be back in Lodeve by 13:30.

Leader: Andrew
Distance: 8 km, climb 200 m

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4 February 2016 – from Lerab Ling to Roqueredonde

2016-02-04 12-23-55.JPGThis walk is a circuit of about 7km starting at the Buddhist centre of Lerab Ling. There are three sections to the walk. First we descend by a good track to a quiet road near Autignaguet, then proceed along this road to Roqueredonde. From there we climb a steep but steady path back to the starting point – the total climb is about 200m, so this is quite a hard walk. The walk has excellent views across the Orb valley to the Guilhaumard plateau.

Parts of this walk are protected from the wind, but others are very exposed, so come warmly clad in cold or windy weather.

Leader: Andrew

Distance: 6.8 km