A circuit to the east of Lorrez-le-Bocage, along the Lunain in places with views of Lorrez-le-Bocage both to the south and north. The starting point is the car park in Place de la République in Lorrez-le-Bocage.

Technical sheet

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Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux walk posted on 24/01/16 by LB_Neil. Update : 23/03/16

(**S/F**) The car park in the street ahead, turn left in an easterly direction. At the first intersection, turn right onto Impasse du Lunain. Head along the fence to cross the bridge over the Lunain.

(**1**) After the bridge, take the left path that follows the Lunain and along the river.

(**2**) At the 3rd bridge, turn left to cross the Lunain. After the bridge, go up the alley to the left. At the first intersection, turn right onto Avenue du General de Gaulle and continue. At the first intersection, turn left on Avenue de la Gare and turn right into Rue Emile Bru.

(**3**) Take the first road to the left, Rue Creuse. Continue on this path that runs on to a small road and turn right. Cross the hamlet of Géfontaine, continue on the road and at the end, turn left.

(**4**) After the grove, take the right path. Continue this path down to the D69, Route de Villenouette. Follow this road to the right.

(**5**) At the first intersection, turn left. Cross the Lunain again, go straight and cross the hamlet of Villenouette. The road climbs a fair amount and when it ends, continue straight on the road.

(**6**) Take the road on the left then take the first right. At the T-junction at the end of the road, turn right.

(**7**) At the junction of four roads, continue across the path along the edge of the wood. Continue on the path that again returns to the banks of Lunain.

(**8**) Turn left (this is the shortcut route back) and go along the Lunain following the outbound path in reverse. At (**1**), turn right to cross the bridge again and return to starting point (**S/F**).

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**Waypoints :****D/A** : mi 0 - alt. 325ft**1** : mi 0.12 - alt. 325ft - Bridge crossing the Lunain**2** : mi 0.38 - alt. 318ft - Turn left on the bridge**3** : mi 0.66 - alt. 358ft - Turn left**4** : mi 1.96 - alt. 459ft - Turn right at the grove**5** : mi 3 - alt. 338ft - Villenouette, turn left**6** : mi 3.58 - alt. 440ft - Turn left**7** : mi 4.2 - alt. 420ft - Crossing, straight ahead along the edge of the woo**8** : mi 4.96 - alt. 322ft - Le Lunain, turn left**D/A** : mi 5.37 - alt. 325ft

**Alternative route (shortcut)**

(**5**) Turn left, cross the Lunain again then immediately take the right path that runs along the river.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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