Black D Franchard Ermitage
Very long circuit with 123 problems from easy to difficult, abandoned and almost invisible, exploiting the eastern part of the southern and northern crests of Franchard. A repainting of this circuit has been undertaken, but it seems that only the southern part, which has around fifty numbers, has been maintained. The access to the start of the circuit is as follows: from the old Cuisinière car park, follow La Route des Buttes de Franchard to the South, continue east on La Route Amédée, take La Route du Carnage on the right (900m from the parking lot ), join La Route des Gorges de Franchard and follow it east for 400m. The start is on a large boulder about 20m north of the path and 40m before La Route Raymond. Possibility of a shorter access from la maison forestière de Franchard. For the return (so after having linked the 123 numbers!): Join the GR11 a few meters north and follow it to the left (West).