Thursday, 9 August 2018

A walk in the Jurassic park

On Tuesday we headed over to Angles-sur-l'Anglin to rendezvous with friends  to go for a walk along the river Angles in an area designated as part of 'Natura 2000' a classified natural site.

We started off in fairly open countryside before heading down to the valley of the river Angles and some welcome shade.

The route took us along part of 'd'escalade de la guignoterie' where your back drop is a fabulous dolomite cliff face, popular with climbers, with some mighty fine caves to explore. These rocks apparently date back to the 'Superior Jurassic' period!

We encountered this sign en-route which led to a bit of head scratching. It was up to our intrepid leader Sally to climb the steps to find out where they led. Not surprisingly, now I know the meaning, it led to the walk along the cliff-face.

We had another bit of hot open countryside before we were back to our cars and off to a very pleasant lunch courtesy of our hosts for the day, Sally and Chris.

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