Excideuil - 10-15km run
Excideuil with its imposing chateau with commanding views across the countryside. A great place to start todays run. First the weekly market means there is the chance to have a look around a typical French market and maybe grab a coffee in the local coffee shop before we take a light early lunch before heading off on our run.
A nice relaxed run around the trails that lead up to the enchanted rocks. Running along beside the river and heading up to the rocks and their caves. For the brave you can poke your head in and see how far you would like to go up this narrow cave ! Totally dark and home to small resident bats and cave spiders, its not for the faint hearted !!
In prehistoric times these rocks and caves were homes to bears, but sadly there are none to be found any more. A beautiful water source pours out of this massive plateau of limestone, it always runs even in the peak of summer.
Our run takes us along the shady woodland trails, up past tiny hamlets, passed quaint little stone bories, along the old railway line and passed the entrance to another very little known cave for serious pot holers, this underground cave system goes for over 4km.
Depending on how everyone is feeling today we may also extend our run to include another local village at the end of the voie verte, a gradual climb up to the top through woodland which then gives a commanding view across the valley the other side and the orientation plaque points out how far it is to places like the caves at Lascaux.
An enjoyable run today around some great little trails.
Maybe a slightly earlier finish today could well mean a dip in the river to cool those legs that have worked so hard.
You are a super fast runner that wants to run alone ? - Not a problem you can also run these trails using my gps