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Circuit des Larris_variante

circuit des larris
circuit des larris
Credit : Nord Tourisme

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Explore the Scenic Ecaillon Valley with Nord Tourisme

Nord Tourisme invites you to journey through the heart-warming landscape of the Ecaillon Valley, nestled between Cambrésis, Valenciennois, and Avesnois. The serene path weaves through charming red brick and blue stone villages, offering a glimpse of the rural beauty in this part of France. The undemanding trail, marked by yellow, may present muddy stretches during wet seasons, suggesting a need for proper footwear. This engaging voyage elegantly complements the Balade du Ménhir, potentially extending your adventure to a 26 km loop for those seeking a further challenge.

Brief Technical Overview

Spanning nearly 10 km, with an elevation fluctuating between 47 to 100 meters, the Circuit des Larris_variante exhibits a mild positive elevation gain of 127 to 128 meters. This signifies a generally accessible trail ideal for walking enthusiasts. Meticulously crafted by Nord Tourisme, this itinerary is meticulously marked in yellow, guiding explorers through potential muddy sections especially pronounced in damp weather, outlining its traversal suitability year-round with the appropriate preparations.

Seasonal Tips for Travelers

For an optimal experience, spring and autumn are ideal, offering vibrant landscapes and comfortable temperatures. However, prepare for potentially muddy conditions with appropriate footwear. Summer permits a drier journey but ensure hydration and sun protection. Winter, while offering a stark beauty, demands caution for slippery paths. Always check weather forecasts before embarking and consider carrying a small first aid kit for unforeseen minor injuries.

Cultural Essence of the Locale

The Circuit des Larris_variante meanders through a region rich in history. Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon, starting point of the trail, is a testament to the harmonious blend of architectural heritage visible in its red brick and blue stone constructions. This region, straddling the edges of Cambrésis, Valenciennois, and Avesnois, has played a pivotal role in agricultural and textile histories, making every step a journey through time, reflective of the resilience and cultural amalgamation of Northern France.

Weather Insights for Enthusiasts

The climate in this part of Northern France typically features mild summers and cool winters. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with potential for wet conditions accentuating the need for waterproof gear. The most favorable period to visit would be late spring through early autumn (May to October), where one is rewarded with pleasant weather and the full bloom of the region's natural beauty. Always consult current weather conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable hike.
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Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Very easy
Duration
3h
Dist.
10 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

173 Rue de Solesmes, salle communale , 59213 VENDEGIES-SUR-ECAILLON
Lat : 50.2399934412Lng : 3.52427265831

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Point 1

Dos à la salle communale, empruntez la route en direction de Solesmes. Passez devant la mairie et traversez l'Ecaillon. Arrivé au monument aux morts, continuez tout droit sur la RD 958.

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Point 2

Au carrefour, virez à gauche sur la rue des Saules, vous rejoignez la RD 114 que vous prenez à gauche. Après le ruisseau des Harpies, empruntez à droite le chemin creux. Passez devant la ferme d'Orchival. A l'intersection suivante, continuez à droite...

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Point 3

Empruntez ce premier chemin à droite. Après un groupe de maisons, ne manquez pas le chemin herbeux à gauche (à angle droit). Prenez à gauche à chaque fois que possible et effectuez une boucle (en retrouvant en sous bois le ruisseau des Harpies) revenant au point 3. A droite, montez le crête et rejoignez la chapelle Sainte-Zette.

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Point 4

Empruntez le chemin à gauche. Arrivé sur la rue Notre Dame, tournez à droite puis à gauche pour suivre la rue d'Alsace. Au bout de la rue, tournez à droite sur la rue Anatole France. Continuez tout droit sur la rue du Miroir. Tournez à droite puis à gauche rue de l'Eglise. Suivez la route, bifurquez à droite puis à gauche pour traverser la D85 et rejoindre la rue du Calvaire.

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Point 5

Montez jusqu'au Calvaire en suivant la rue du Calvaire. Descendez à gauche puis suivez la première petite route à droite qui descend vers Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon.

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Point 6

Coupez la RD 958 et engagez vous dans la ruelle en face. A l'intersection des ruelles (celle de droite grimpe au menhir), virez à gauche. Effectuez un crochet gauche - droite sur la RD 85. Tournez à gauche rue Basse et retrouvez la salle communale.

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾