The Causse’s Water and Stones

Zabdo - Sports

City
Lissac-sur-Couze / Chasteaux
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Friendly
Level
Ground
Duration
2hrs-3hrs
Distance
10kms
De l’eau à la pierre du Causse
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The Correzian Causse, north border of the Causse de Martel area, opens up around a 200 hectare lake. Swimming, water sports, nature sports and many different types of accommodation (camping, self-catering cottages, bed and breakfasts, holiday residences...) all make this area an ideal holiday spot, just waiting to be discovered.

Departure spot : Le Moulin de Lissac/Couze (mill) (Tourist office) (N 45°05,754' / E 001°27,822')

Hi mates ! I’m Zeïdon ! And right now I am in the « Causse corrèzien » area. I love ecology and contributing to protecting nature in Limousin! So please be so kind not to litter and leave this place the way you found it ! Cheers ! 

The big brown door (N 45°05,670' / E 001°28,197')

Zabeth’s helping hand!
Write down the date you see above the big brown door.
Add the 4 numbers up to obtain a new number. 


Write this number down. It is the equivalent of A : A =_____

Head to the little bridge N 45°5.24' / E 1°28.194'

Le Moulin du Navarre (mill) (N 45°05,065' / E 001°28,276')

Zabdo’s tip!
How many windows with shutters are there on the mill?


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of B : B =_____

Head towards the barn N 45°4.436' / E 1°28.363' passing before the Moulin du Sorpt (mill)

Zabdo’s challenge!
Find the missing number in the date written on the barn. 1_93 .


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of C : C =_____

Cross the D19 road, to the following point N 45°4.121' / E 1°28.238'. Following the signs to Lacoste.

Le Four à Pain (bread stove) (N 45°03,783' / E 001°28,018')

It gets its name from the French word « La côte », which means “slope” in English. Pretty appropriate, wouldn’t you say? 

They say the dovecote on the left used to belong to the Viscounts of Turenne. 

Zouti’s helping hand!
The bread stove was inaugurated in October 2009. Find the exact date of the inauguration. 


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of D : D =_____

Le Lavoir (washhouse) (N 45°03,827' / E 001°27,869’)

It’s pretty well hidden

What is the washhouse’s perimeter ? 
1) between 10-25m 
2) between 26-35m 
3) between 36-45m
Write the answer’s number down (1, 2 or 3). 


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of E : E =_____

Continue to the following point N 45°4.061' / E 1°27.456' , then turn left.

Saint Loup church (N 45°04,256' / E 001°27,143')

Zabeth will show you the way
How many modillions (architectural elements used to uphold cornices) do you see above the church door ? 


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of F : F =_____

(Intermediate spot) N 45°04.325’ / E 001°27.111’ then follow the orange marks.

Typical Causse trees (N 45°04,509’ / E 001°27,403)

Friends, limestone is omnipresent here, which explains why the vegetation is so different from Limousin’s usual vegetation. 

They say wild orchids grow here in spring, is that true ? 

Yes, but you have to take a careful look, because they are quite small. 

Look for a tree leaf that is cut out and has 3 « lobes ». What French city’s name is associated to this leaf ? 
Count the letters in the city’s name.


Write this number down. It is the equivalent of G : G =_____
Hint
Starts with an M.

Follow the path to N 45°04.857' / E 001°27.527'
If you pay attention, you’ll see an old farm on your way!
Leave the path with the orange marks and go to N 45°04.957' / E 001°27.530'

Point of view (N 45°05,196’ / E 001°27,672’)

Hey ! Don’t head down so fast ! Look to your left and you’ll see the village of Chasteaux, built on a rocky spur, its limestone hillsides and its bare mountain.

Lovely! 

How many trees are there to your left ?


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of Z : Z =_____

To get to the next step, take a sharp turn at N 45°05.125' / E 001°27.733', and be careful when crossing the D19 road. Next, go straight ahead...
Have a look at the lovely stairway N 45°05.536' / E 001°28.080'

Town of Chasteaux and panorama (N 45°05,540’ / E 001°28,069)

You’d almost expect to see a fort here ! 

Nope ! No fort in sight, Zeroïk ! However, the church is beautiful with its square bell tower and lovely porch. 

The panorama of the Causse lake is amazing ! 

90 hectares of water ! I love it !

Go to the orientation table, find the town furthest to the south (also known as « pille Brive”. Count the letters in its name. 


Write this digit down. It is the equivalent of H : H =_____

Take the hiking path at N 45°05.600' / E 001°28.088'

The cache !

Hey guys ! You’re almost there ! Hurry before other geocachers find me ! Will you be the first ? 

« Attention geocaching friends ! No need to lift rocks, pick walls apart, or uproot plants... the cache is most likely there, right before your eyes! Remember that your quest must remain environmentally friendly ! Thank-you ! »

If your answers are all correct, the cache’s GPS coordinates will be green on the app.
Click on "locate the cache" then let the app guide you!


Cache coordinates: N45°0(B+1).(A-9)7(C)' / E00(E)°(F)(H-1).(G)(D)'
 The mystery word is written in the log book, inside the container


Hint
On the path, to your right.

Well done, you have found the cache!
See you soon for more adventures!

Contact :


Office de Tourisme Brive Agglomération
Place du 14 juillet
19100 BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Tel
05 55 24 08 80
Mail
service.accueil@brive-tourisme.com

Terr'Aventurers' comments

24 jan 2022

Carolus24 has found the cache

Mplc

23 jan 2022

Alphonsine has found the cache

superbe ballade points de vue magnifiques

23 jan 2022

Valentin2013 has found the cache

Jolis chemin pas très connus
de belles montées! de belles descentes !!!

23 jan 2022

famquet' 19 has found the cache

Bonne grosse balade sympa. Attention à la question sur les arbres qui est très mal faite !!

23 jan 2022

Les Quet' has found the cache

une belle balade à la fraîche ! mplc

22 jan 2022

Calinea87 has found the cache

MPLC

19 jan 2022

Moufeton has found the cache

belle balade dure mais faite merci

18 jan 2022

Busy has found the cache

mplc

16 jan 2022

mamielydie has found the cache

Mplc

16 jan 2022

pazcal - Iza has found the cache

beau parcours sportif
merci