26 February 2015 From Octon to Notre Dame de Roubignac

Tree
Starting from Octon, we followed the yellow waymarks out of the village and past the post office, with a slow gradual climb to the top of the hill. We continued along a track passing the Ruines de Louzieres. Some walkers thought they could hear strange noises…
Chateau

At the half way point we reached the Chapelle of Notre Dame de Roubignac.
Chapelle
The Chapelle was open so we could view the inside, and the choristers amongst us could test the acoustics (more strange noises?)
Chapelle

After a short stop we continued along the track and then headed down quite a difficult and rocky path which crossed the ravine
rive
and climbed fairly steeply up the other side.
Uphill

We turned left at the top to follow a slow descending track back to Octon,

Track dpwn

with views of the ruines from a distance.
Chateau

And Notre Dame de Roubignac protected us all.
Cross

Distance: 8 km
Time: 3 hours
Thanks to Mike and Véronique for the photos and commentary.