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The Three Spires

Hikes & walks in Saint-Léger-la-Montagne

The Three Spires - Hikes & walks in Saint-Léger-la-Montagne
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This 15 km itinerary (pink signposting) offers the chance to see the "Pierre Branlante", as well as some villages, buildings and beautiful landscapes.

Path with three variants: 15 km in 4 hours, pink signposting - 16 km in 4 hours, yellow signposting (landscape, panoramic viewpoint, Dauges peat bog) - 20 km in 5 hours, white signposting (vernacular heritage, landscape, etc.).

Description sheet

DepartmentHaute-Vienne
Departure municipalitySaint-Léger-la-Montagne
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration4h00
Recommended periodfrom may to october
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres9.3 mi
Altitude upon departure416m
Change in altitude300m

Access

Park outside the church of Saint Léger-la-Montagne. Start of the walk: town hall.

Itinerary

Set off towards Sauvagnac.

Almost opposite the Sauvagnac road, on the right, go and see the small Roman bridge that spans the Couze, a river that supplies Lake Saint-Pardoux.

On the way back from the bridge, cross the road and take the path up towards Sauvagnac. A small pilgrimage centre, it attracts many visitors every year in September. Visit the small Romanesque chapel.

Then, take the road on the right that leads to a path on the left and follow it. This path will lead to the Pierre Branlante. Many people are needed to move it, but if you persevere, you can do it. A table is installed there... The view is superb.

After stopping at this rock, continue along the path. When you reach a forest road, turn left and climb for about 500 m. Take a path on the right which leads to the village of Mallety, where you will see some very beautiful restored farms and a very attractive well.

Retrace your footsteps back to the crossroads, turn right and, slightly further on, take the path on the left towards Saint-Pierre-la-Montagne. A small, slightly forgotten, church awaits you there. Its portal is in lovat green sculpted copper, which has been worn by the passing years...

A slightly unusual cross can be seen on the way out of the town.

To end your outing, a path on the left after this cross takes you back to the Sauvagnac road. Turn right down towards the Pâtre Cross and turn right at the wayside cross.

On the edge of the Couze, try to move the Pierre Tremblante and make your way along the tarmac path to the D50. Turn left on to it and enter the town of Saint-Léger-la-Montagne.

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