The Beauvais Trail
From plants to medicine
The plank bridges
La Mazure peat bog
Covering an area of 280 hectares, this site, located in the communes of Monteil au Vicomte, Royère de Vassivière and St-Pierre-Bellevue is one of the most remarkable in the region in terms of well-preserved habitats but also in terms of rare and protected species.
It abounds in a mosaic of environments (streams, peat bogs, moors and forest) and many rare animal and plant species worthy of preservation.
From the Beauvais reception area, take the earth path straight down between the meadows.
- Take the path on the right between the dry stone walls. Cross the Beauvais stream on a plank bridge, then cross the bog and forest plots to point 2.
- Take the path opposite, still between the dry stone walls, to the top of Puy Beaumont. Take some the time to admire the 300° landscape and enjoy a rest on the earth bench. Begin the descent by walking around a number of bends, through leafy plots, passing in front of an old shepherd's hut.
- At the bottom of the slope, turn left and walk along the edge of the Mazure peat bog to point 4. (this section is in common with the discovery trail of the moors and peat bogs of Mazure, so you could extend your route).
- At the crossroads, go straight ahead until you reach point 5.
- Turn left into the forest plantation to reach the boardwalks. Walk through them to the stream, the Beauvais, then cross the footbridge to reach an old pond dyke. Below, explore the ruins of the old Beauvais mill, then take the path on the left that leads to point 6.
- Continue straight ahead to return to the reception area.
- Departure : Hamlet of Beauvais, Saint Pierre Bellevue
- Arrival : Hamlet of Beauvais, Saint Pierre Bellevue
- Towns crossed : Saint-Pierre-Bellevue
Place du Champ de Foire, 23400 Bourganeuf
05 55 64 12 20
12 Place Defumade, 23150 Ahun
05 55 62 55 93
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