Les Fontaines de Roumengoux

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Starting from the mairie at Roumengoux, the walk starts along the country lane leading out of the village along a high ridge overlooking the valley of the River Hers. Turning off the lane, you take a path across scrubland and open fields before climbing up to the Bois de Besses. At the hamlet of Bourrastel a short detour takes you to La fontaine de Bourrastel.

The route continues on a track through the woodland and emerges at the hamlet of S`enies. Here the track changes to a country lane and you descend to the hamlet of La Grande-Borde. At the crossroads to the hamlet you can take a detour to the left down to La fontaine du Coumels. The walk continues down the country lane and just before it reaches the disused railway line and the D626, you will see the remains of la fontaine de la Grand'Bord. This spring was adapted to collect water in stone channels where cattle could drink. The route continues along the line of the disused railway (Mirepoix - Limoux) before turning off towards the hamlet of Montengrand. Just before the hamlet, take the path on your left and past la fontaine de Montengrand. The path leads you to the hamlet of Borde des Faures, where another short detour takes you to le bassin de la Borde des Faures. The route now gently climbs up a track to the hamlet of Sibros. At the T-junction you can detour left to visit le puits des Sibros. The route carries on up the country lane towards Roumengoux. On entering the village la fontaine des Pouteaux can be found on your right. Just after this you take a footpath, which climbs up to the mairie, but passes la fontaine du bourg en hauts (or le puits communal).

France - South West France - Midi-Pyrenees - Ariege

Features

Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Woodland