For our next walk, I propose a series of 3 circular walks very close to each other and the theme is 'lakes and forest'. The dogs will love them and we will too! None are very long and most of the walks are on woodland trails. We will meet on
at the Aignan lake for the start of the first walk.
1. Aignan - 6 kms (Estimated time < 2h)
This walk takes us from the lake of Aignan through the pretty forest and out on a ridge where we have fantastic views of both Aignan and Sabazan. This is also a good place for our picnic lunch. There is a café but it may not be open out of season.
2. Bouzon-Gellenave - 5 kms
(Estimated time 1.5h - start time 14.00h)
Just up the road from Aignan off the D48 lies Gellenave. We follow a pretty forest trail below the church of St Go and up to the sweet chapel of Bouzonnet. We then cut through the vineyards with more splendid views of Sabazan and the Aignan ridge where we have just left!
3. Termes d'Armagnac - 5 kms
(Estimated time 1.5h - start time 16.00h)
Just up the road from Bouzon-Gellenave again on the D48 is Termes d'Armagnac. It is known for its medieval festival/enactments in July. From the medieval chateau/tower, we follow a track across fields into the woodlands and continue along another ridge with fabulous views before returning back to the village.
These are 3 separate walks and we will have to drive between them but you do have a choice to do any or all of them. I would suggest that you bring something to eat if you are planning on all 3!
Lagraulet is a very pretty hill-top village with splendid views of the Gers countryside located between Gondrin and Montreal-du-Gers. On this circular walk there are 2 variants - the main walk is 12 kms; variant (1) is 8 kms and variant (2) is 10 kms - so there is plenty of choice! There is a steep incline back into the village at the end of the walk but variant (1) does not use this route so is therefore much easier.
If you would like to participate in any of these walks and are not a member of the Walking Group, please email
and your name will be added to the mailing list for any future walks. Partners and dogs are welcomed into the Group and directions/maps will be emailed to you.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.