Circuit de la Motte

The commune of Ambleville is crossed by the Collinaud, a stream tributary of the River Né, which includes wash-houses typically found in this area of Grande Champagne. During your walk you will have the chance to discover La Motte, a hamlet in this commune. Take the time to admire the rolling countryside and La Motte wash-house.
This walk can be enjoyed with all the family, because children will find it fun to cross the Collinaud by way of the stepping stones.

Technical sheet
No. 247328
A Ambleville walk posted on 22/04/16 by GCTourisme. Update : 27/10/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 2km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 31m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 31m
Highest point Highest point : 72m
Lowest point Lowest point : 40m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ambleville (16300)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.553394° / W 0.212177°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 1632SB
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Description

Starting point is at the Halte Randonneurs (car park) on the D699, to the right after going through La Motte hamlet, or to the left when arriving from Ambleville village centre. Signs point to the location of the Halte Randonneurs as well as to the picnic area.
The circuit is waymarked in green.

(S/F) Follow the hedge, left of the barrier (heading east), for several meters at the edge of the stream on your right. Turn left keeping the stream on your right-hand side and follow to the D44, passing alongside vineyards. Turn left on the road to join the D699. Please take great care in crossing and, once on the other side, keep to the road for a couple of meters before turning right onto a country road passing through the vineyards.

(1) At the first junction turn left downhill, until you reach a fork. Turn left and go all the way down to La Motte village.

(2)Keep to the main route until it reaches the D699, again cross with great care reaching the wash-house. Cross the Collinaud on stepping stones. Then keeping the stream to your left walk back to the Halte Randonneurs.

At the Halte Randonneurs (S/F) there is a picnic area and children's play area.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.83 - alt. km 0.83 - Junction
2 : km 1.64 - alt. km 1.64 - Road D699
D/A : km 2 - alt. km 2

Useful Information

At the Halte Randonneurs (S/F), there is a picnic area and children's play area.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 1632SB.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

During the hike, you'll be able to take in the rolling countryside of Grande Champagne typical to the area of Cognac 1er cru.
The la Motte wash-house is part of the symbolic heritage of the region.
There are lots of wash-house to explore throughout the area.

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