Monday 16th September  (Dependent on the weather) Guided Countryside walk - Le Rayet / Lac de la Ganne




Dordogne Ladies Club September Walk.


Come and join us on a wonderful walk around one of the largest reservoirs in the Pays des Bastides. We will be setting off at 10.00am on Monday, September 16th from the car park of the Lac de la Ganne between Rayet and Tourliac, near Villereal, for a 5.7 km two-hour hike with spectacular views.


Suitable all fitness levels.


Dogs welcome.


Recommended donation to DLC charitable fund: 5 euros.


Distance = 5.7km


Duration = 2hrs


Do not forget your binoculars for this walk around the lake of Ganee, where you will be able to see the flora and fauna including mallard, whistling and teal ducks and wild orchids.


This lake was built in 1988, can hold 1.5 million m3 of water and is on a plot of 44ha.


The water is 11.5m deep at its maximum.


The Ganee reservoir is one of several that serve the Dropt valley area.


Their aim is to maintain enough water for agricultural irrigation, to reduce the effects of flooding and to provide a habitat for migratory birds.


Several projects have been undertaken, notably building nests for ducks to shelter them in the breeding season.


Numerous wild orchid varieties can be seen around the reservoir and the adjacent countryside. Only pick them with your eyes or a photo lense though.


Dovecotes, chateaux, houses of character and the small church of Calviac can be seen on this walk which offers numerous advantage points for taking in these spectacular views















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