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Chataigneraie 1: Le Pont de la Sarrette

A cache by Calico Pie Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/31/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Le premier d’une série de caches (à suivre…) pour faire découvrir la Chataigneraie et ses villages paisibles, forêts tranquilles et architecture typique.

This is the first of a series of caches (to be continued…) throughout the Chataigneraie (Chestnut tree) region, with its sleepy villages, leafy forests and typical architecture.


Ce circuit de 4 kms part du village de Senezergues, et passe dans la forêt, traversant le ruisseau avant de retourner par le Château de Senezergues.

This 4 km circular walk starts in the village of Senezergues, going through the forest and crossing the stream before returning via the Senezergues Castle.


Parking disponible au: N44°42.181', E002°24.789' (Place de l’Eglise)

Du parking, remonter la route vers le village. Après environ 150m, prenez la route à gauche, direction Lacoste.

A WP1, prenez le chemin qui part à gauche, et descendez jusqu’au ruisseau de la Sarrette. Traversez le ruisseau sur un pontin en rondelles, montez le chemin à gauche, et à l’intersection proche (WP2) marquée ‘Cassaniouze/Servant’, prenez à gauche (vers Servant).

Continuez sur ce chemin jusqu’à la prochaine intersection (WP3).

Ensuite, montez vers la droite et à la prochaine intersection (WP4), prenez le chemin de gauche qui descend de nouveau vers le ruisseau. Le chemin prend un fort virage à gauche (WP5) et devient très pierreux et glissant (attention aux jeunes enfants).

En bas de la piste, le chemin tourne vers la droite et suit le ruisseau de la Sarrette avant de le traverser de nouveau sur un pont en bois.

Continuez le chemin en montant toujours jusqu’à l’entrée du village du Mas où on peut bifurquer à droite (WP6), juste avant un tilleul, pour suivre un chemin qui passe devant une fontaine, et l’imposant Château de Senezergues (privé). Après le château, on rejoint la route qui mène vers le parking.

Les coordonnés du cache sont difficiles à prendre avec exactitude à cause de la couverture des arbres. Lisez bien l’indice, et vous ne pourrez pas vous trompez !

Pour une ballade plus courte, il est possible de descendre au cache en partant dans l'autre sens - le Chateau est visible de la route du parking. Dans ce cas, le cache se trouve avant d'arriver au ruisseau.


Parking available: N44°42.181', E002°24.789' (next to the Church)

From the car park, walk back up the road towards the village. After around 150m, take the road on the left, signposted Lacoste.

At WP1, turn left down a path, and follow it down to the stream ‘La Sarrette’. Cross the stream on a small wooden bridge, carry on the path which goes up to the left, and at the next intersection (WP2) signposted ‘Cassaniouze/Servant’, take the left-hand path, towards Servant.

Continue on this path until you reach another intersection (WP3).

Then, take the steep path up to your right, and at the next intersection (WP4), go left, on a path leading back down towards the stream. After taking a sharp left turn(WP5), the path becomes very rocky and slippery- be careful if you have young children.

At the bottom, follow the path to the right, following the Sarrette stream, before crossing again at a small wooden bridge.

Follow the path up until you reach a village called Le Mas. As soon as you get to the first house, turn right just in front of a lovely lime tree(WP6), going along a path that passes a fountain before arriving before the impressive Senezergues Castle (private). Follow the path around the castle, and then you reach the road which leads back to the car park.

The exact coordinates are difficult to take due to dense foliage. Please read the hint- you can’t go wrong!

For a shorter walk, go from the car park straight to the castle (visible from the road). In this case, you will get to the cache just before arriving at the stream.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Rager 2èzr cbag rg pnonar ra cvreer. Znevntr q'ha puêar rg q'ha uêger, à yn onfr qh gebap, pôgé uêger.
Orgjrra 2aq oevqtr naq fznyy fgbar ubhfr. Zneevntr orgjrra bnx naq orrpu gerr, ng gur onfr bs gur orrpu gehax.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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