FORET DE L'AIGUILLE
Departure: Parking area at the exit of the village Les Cammazes, on the road to Carcassonne, in front of the village hall. Go back into the village and cross it until you reach the church square (last street on the right). Pass to the left of the church and go along the cemetery on a path which goes up then becomes a path and goes down again between the pastures. Go up through the gorse to the edge of the forest, at the level of the water tank. Turn right and then, 10m further on, turn left into the woods until you reach the track that you have to follow on the right. Shortly after entering the wood, leave the path on the left and take a small path on the right, between the trees, which joins a large truncated track that you must follow on the left. Leave a path on the left and stay on the track. At the next fork in the road, turn right onto a wide path that descends. Leave a path on the left (alternatively for mountain bikes and riders, leading 120m from there to the Roc de l'Homme, viewpoint). Continue straight ahead on a narrow path that winds down the winding slope (gullied slope) as far as the track bordered by the forced water pipe; follow it on the left for about 900m (viewpoint over the Sor valley and the Berniquaut ridge). Leave the track to take a path that climbs on the left (stay alert to spot it/ sharp angle). On the flat, leave a path on the left (arrival of the variant) and continue until you reach the track that must be taken on the left (Plo de Nestor nearby). About 100m further on, take the second grassy path on the right, follow it in the left bend leaving two paths on the right. Go past the centuries-old beech tree on the right, ignoring one path on the left and three others on the right. At the next fork in the road, signposted on the right, continue straight ahead for 10m until you reach the coal pots (one is on the edge of the path, the others are further away in the wood), then retrace your steps and take the signposted path. At the crossroads of the 4 paths, turn right and 200m further on, leave a path on the left and then, at the fork, turn left. At the next intersection, turn left onto the path that descends; cross a track and follow the path in front of you, which continues downhill to a path. Go up to the left on the right bank of the stream. Stay on the track which receives 2 paths on the left and then becomes paved. After a slightly steep ascent, following the pastures on the left, it goes back down towards the village. At the end of the descent, take the small path on the left that leads to the entrance of the village, which you have to cross again to reach the parking area.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022
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