Dracy's Hills

In the land of fruit trees, a walk through the valleys and hills. Sunken paths, springs, viewpoints and built heritage enhance this outing.

Technical sheet
No. 21830916
A Dracy walk posted on 11/05/22 by OT Puisaye-Forterre. Update : 12/05/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 8.52km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 105m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 99m
Highest point Highest point : 242m
Lowest point Lowest point : 177m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Puisaye
Location Location : Dracy (89130)
Starting point Starting point : N 47.755852° / E 3.249936°
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Description

Marked hike n°106
Parking lot located Grande Rue in front of the town hall.

(D/A) With your back to the town hall, turn right into the Grande Rue. Follow it and cross the level crossing. Just after crossing it, turn left onto the dirt road. Go up to reach a Y-shaped crossing.

(1) Continue up to the left. Reach a small road.

(2) Turn left. In front of the waste drop-off point des Fouets, take the street on the right for about 100 meters.

(3) Go left following Argenton. Pass the Rue des, Fortes Terres on the left. At the beginning of a curve on the left, take the path on the right (electric pole in the corner of the 2 streets). Turn left to the well and walk between the houses (the configuration of the site suggests that it is on private land). Join the previously abandoned road and turn right again to find a crow's footpath entrance.

(4) Go down to the left. Leave a start on the left. Pass by an old pumping station. Then, forget the lateral departures to reach the property of Villemorin-le-Haut. Shortly before the latter, turn right, cross an old sunken road and go down the dividing path between 2 fields. When you reach the crossroads, turn right onto the path. Join a road.

(5) Cross over to a fast right-left to get back onto a path lined with high hedges. At the Perreuse farm on your left, go down to join the road D950.

(6) Turn right and keep the shoulder straight staying very vigilant. At the lane on the left indicating Champeaux, cross carefuly road D950 and take the direction of this hamlet. Cross the railway, cross the Ouanne river and shortly after the right angle curve, continue about 100 meters.

(7) Turn left and go up on a rude path to reach a 4 roads cross with beautiful views.

(8) Go to the left. Reach a larger route going down on the right.

(9) Go slightly left to take it. Go past the Moulin de la Forge Neuve. Continue with one of the branches of the Ouanne below, which sometimes takes its ease in this valley. On the left, the Château de Dracy, draped in red brick, can be seen through the foliage. Shortly before the first houses, leave the path to the right. At the stop sign, join the Rue du Château and turn left crossing the road carefuly. Turn right onto the Grande Rue to reach the town hall and the parking lot (D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 177m - Dracy town all
1 : km 0.75 - alt. 191m - Y-shaped crossroad
2 : km 1.52 - alt. 223m - Ended on a road
3 : km 2.04 - alt. 240m - Crossroad in les Fouets
4 : km 2.64 - alt. 231m - Crossroad with a crow's foot path
5 : km 4.16 - alt. 214m - Ended on road D215
6 : km 5.37 - alt. 191m - Ended on road D950 - L'Ouanne (rivière)
7 : km 6.13 - alt. 185m - Champeaux
8 : km 6.49 - alt. 214m - Crossroad of 4 paths
9 : km 7.33 - alt. 185m - Ended on a large route
D/A : km 8.52 - alt. 177m - Dracy town all

Useful Information

Car park : The car park at the starting point is not very large, but if necessary there is a car park in front of the conservatory orchard for a few cars.
After the conservatory orchard, a small path leads off to the left along part of a curved wall. It passes under the railway line and joins the path that climbs to (1). Only use it during very dry periods.

Some of the paths become muddy and slippery in heavy rain.
Warning: during the hunting time, get a bright waistcoat.

This marked trail following the markup charter of the Community of Communes of Puisaye-Forterre bears the number 106 inscribed on plates with a yellow background. The markup was carried out by the association A chacun son chemin en Puisaye-Forterre in December 2021. Careful when you cross roads. The fact that the markup is mentioned however requires that you leave at least with this description and its IGN map or the visorando app.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Dracy has been known since antiquity for its metallurgical activity. The presence of ironworks and evocative localities (le Grand Trou, Argenton, les Fourneaux, etc.) bear witness to this past. A visit to the conservatory orchard in the heart of the village, close to the start, is a must for enthusiasts.

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