Walking

North Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France and its woods and valleys are criss-crossed with hundreds of walks for all to enjoy

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North Dordogne is a stunningly beautiful part of France and its woods and valleys are criss-crossed with hundreds of walks. The whole Dordogne region is suitable for walking - away from the main routes even the roads are quiet enough to walk all year around.

If you want to do some walking the best place to find your route is the local tourist office. All towns in the Dordogne area will have a tourist office (Our local tourist office can be found in the village of Hautefort) with lots of information about local walks and walking, with difficulties to suit all ages and abilities.

 

Whilst the information you are given is often in French each guide comes with a map and will tell you what colour 'balisage' you will be following. The balisage are marks made on signs, trees, lamp-posts etc which help to guide you when you are on the walk.

 

 

For example if your walk is signed in yellow you will need to look out for yellow lines on trees etc. A yellow cross means this is not the direction to take and there must be a turn just before this. A turn is signalled by a sign a bit like this '-l' . If you are following a yellow walk ignore any signs in blue, red etc as these are other walks which cross the one you are doing.

 

On the whole the signs on the walks are reasonably clear and the walks are well maintained, however it’s always good practice to carry a map and check your bearings every now and then!

 

There are some excellent walks near the Chateau du Hautefort , the Chateau of Les Milandes and in the Gorges de la Vezere.

"excellent walks near the Chateau du Hautefort , the Chateau of Les Milandes and in the Gorges de la Vezere."

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