A moderate walk mainly on good tracks and paths with one unavoidable steep scramble. Not all the paths are well marked so some path finding skills are necessary. The route takes us around the interesting Fontilles leper colony, founded in 1902. This is a peaceful, spiritual place that warrants a separate visit. There is an information centre on the grounds.The steep unavoidable scramble (with good foot and hand holds) takes us up the little tossal north of the Fontilles centre. The climb rewards us with spectacular views of the colony buildings and the impressive wall that encloses them.
WALK SPECS: DISTANCE 10.2 km. - WALKING TIME 3 hrs. ASCENT 420mtrs. GRADE M Scr.
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Hi Bob & Jean,
There is a discrepancy between the downloaded GPX file and the map and route description between points 'N' and 'P' on this walk. The GPX version leaves the road at the hairpin bend and crosses the river to ascend and descend over rough ground through woodland on under-developed paths. Currently for experienced walkers only. For an easier walk follow the map and instructions rather than the GPX at this point.
Apart from that a really nice walk, and the section leading up to point 'N' past the dry-stone huts is now much easier to follow as the paths have improved.
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