The Grotte de Mueron and Gorges du Blavet in Bagnols-en-Forêt

A Bagnols-en-Forêt walk posted on 03/08/15

A stroll in an exceptional place, discovering the gorges of the river Blavet and the cave of Mueron which was inhabited in the Bronze Age.
Ideal in summer and on warmer days, avoid periods of heavy rain.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h15 [?]
Distance Distance : 6.28km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 189m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 182m
Highest point Highest point : 270m
Lowest point Lowest point : 96m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bagnols-en-Forêt (83600)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.528684° / E 6.655044°

Description

Start from the Gorges du Blavet car park.

(1)Take the small path straight ahead which follows the river bed (southwest).

(2)At the crossroads of trails, fork right (southeast) and down to the ford.

(3) Cross the ford then go up the trail on the right (south-southeast) toward the cave. You'll notice a number of climbing routes around the cave.

(4)Continue along the trail up to the Piste de la Lieutenante (GR51).

(5)Then go left (east) on the GR51, with read and white route markers. Arrive at the bridge and look bellow at the channel dug into the rock which was used to feed a mill.

(6)Continue east on the GR51 toward the Piste du Château d'Eau.

(7) When you get to the water tower, climb (northwest) on the small path to reach a track and leave the GR51, continuing northwest and remaining on the Piste de Bayonne.

Admire the view of the gorges and a large Gallo-Roman oppidum (the former Bagnols).
Continue to the car via the track lined with chestnut trees.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 212m - Gorges du Blavet car park
1 : km 1.29 - alt. 181m - Fork
2 : km 1.46 - alt. 173m - The ford
3 : km 1.58 - alt. 198m - The caves
4 : km 2.34 - alt. 102m - GR51
5 : km 2.45 - alt. 97m - Bridge
6 : km 4.29 - alt. 201m - Water tower
D/A : km 6.28 - alt. 213m

Useful Information

No specific equipment, good shoes. In rainy periods the rocks are slippery.
A pleasant stroll throughout the year but avoid periods of rain. Also good in summer as you can take advantage of the shade.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Download sheet and map

During the walk or to do/see around

Website link for the Gorges du Blavet and Grotte du Mueron Blavet

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About the author

jlbmoto83
Registered since 26/07/15

Status : Hiker

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