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Circuit pédestre N°45 le Bois des Boeufs

Walking/pedestrian in Bourganeuf

15.0 km
Loop
Walking/pedestrian
5h
Medium
  • Come and escape in the maze of the mysterious “oxen wood” and stroll to the sound of the lapping of the Morne waterfalls. This trail takes its name from an old legend that an ox, possibly bewitched by a fairy, once drowned in the twisting waters of the river.

  • Start / Finish: Rue Zizim on the left side of St-Jean Church; D940B 23400 Bourganeuf Get off and take the first lane on the left. Climb the stairs to the Chapelle de l'Arrier and go through the back of the building. Cross the D941 and enter under the porch of Impasse Girardin. At the D51, turn left; pass in front of the Water and Light Museum. Above the car park, turn right. After the Funeral Home, turn right. After 80m, turn left onto the tarmac path. Go down to the river. Just before the...
    Start / Finish: Rue Zizim on the left side of St-Jean Church; D940B 23400 Bourganeuf Get off and take the first lane on the left. Climb the stairs to the Chapelle de l'Arrier and go through the back of the building. Cross the D941 and enter under the porch of Impasse Girardin. At the D51, turn left; pass in front of the Water and Light Museum. Above the car park, turn right. After the Funeral Home, turn right. After 80m, turn left onto the tarmac path. Go down to the river. Just before the footbridge, turn left and walk along the stream. Go down the stairs that overlook the waterfalls, then cross to the other side. Continue straight ahead, slightly right on the rise. In the Bois des Bœufs, turn left into the undergrowth; walk along a Douglas-fir plantation. Go straight on to the old factory below the Morne bridge. Join the road, turn right, then after the 2nd bend, take the path to the right and continue straight. At the crossroads of the forest tracks, take the track which goes up to the left. After 150 m, turn left. At the crossroads turn right. In the hamlet of Petit Mazuras, turn right after the 1st farm, and cross several buildings. After the walnut tree, follow the markings along the meadow. Join the forest track and turn right. Enter the forest of Faux-Mazuras and continue straight until the crossroads. Head slightly to the right. Pass the wooden barrier at the “Bourganeuf” sign. At the first crossroads, turn left and follow the signs. Continue straight on towards the second wooden barrier. On the forest track, go right. Then all right. At the bottom of the descent, cross the wooden footbridge and continue straight. Turn left just before the funeral home. Walk along the meadow then turn left. On the D51; go back to the city. Turn right to then pass under the porch. Cross the Place de l'Arrier, then continue straight. Turn right to end the walk.
340 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 445 m
  • End altitude : 449 m
  • Maximum altitude : 616 m
  • Minimum altitude : 426 m
  • Total positive elevation : 340 m
  • Total negative elevation : -337 m
  • Max positive elevation : 55 m
  • Min positive elevation : -125 m