The Thaurion gorges

Discovery tour of the Thaurion gorges

Coup de coeur rando

Close to the Compeix region where granite cutting is still practiced today, mainly for construction and monuments, the Augerolles cascades will allow you to discover the plank bridges, the Augerolles mill, recently restored, as well as the Fields of Stones : imposing chaos of blunt blocks formed during the last Ice Age, which shape the wooded landscape and traced the cascades.

2 km
Time : 1h30

Difficulty : Medium
Incline :+106m

Departure point : Car park of the Cascades d’Augerolles D58 (Saint Pardoux Morterolles)


le guide

From the bridge, take the path that runs along the river until it rises to the level of an old bridge.

At this bridge, the path branches off to the left.

Turn left at the crow’s feet to begin the return. This wide path climbs then presents a ledge.

Take the first path on the left which goes down towards the river, then branches off to the right before reaching it. The path goes up parallel to the road.

At the intersection, do not return to the starting point on your left, continue straight on along the path which joins a wide path and then the road.

Take the road on the left, then a few meters further on, the first path on the right which goes up through the woods to a small heather moor.

Arrived in the moor, cross it by turning left following the ridge. Go down a narrow path that joins the road.

Take the road on the right to end the walk.


“En toutes saisons, je trouve mon bonheur ici en famille. Au printemps, on se noie dans la verdure pendant les premières balades de sortie d’hibernation. En été, on a les pieds dans l’eau en repérage d’écrevisses avec les enfants. En automne, on y jette des bâtons et cailloux avant de partir aux champignons dans les bois environnants. Et enfin, en hiver, le sentier bien tracé est facile à suivre, et l’ambiance nostalgique de ce vieux pont, qui a vu bien des choses, est tellement envoûtante…

“In all seasons, I find my happiness here with my family. In the spring, we get in lost in the fresh green growth of the woods, the first walks out of hibernation. In summer, we have our feet in the water, spotting crayfish with the children. In autumn, we throw sticks and stones before heading out to mushroom picking in the surrounding woods. And finally, in winter, the well-marked path is easy to follow, and the nostalgic atmosphere of this old bridge, which has seen many happenings, is so haunting … “

La Creuse

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