Nature walks

Your L’Écrin Nature campsite is located in the heart of the Limousin region, offering numerous possibilities for excursions and other walks.

Tourbière des Dauges Nature Reserve

(Managed by the Conservatoire d’Espaces Naturels du Limousin)
Take a GPS tour of the “Maison de la Tourbière” and the natural site of the Dauges peat bog (see

This 200-hectare reserve, created in 1998, is one of the most beautiful peat bogs in the département, with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Exhibitions and themed outings are organized by guides from March to October: the history of man and the landscape, night-time outings, introduction to nature drawing, observation of flora and fauna, the world of small animals…

The “Wobbly Stone

(Accessible via La Jonchère St Maurice or Sauvagnac) This is a group of boulders weighing over a thousand tonnes, the smallest measuring at least 20m3. This is where you’ll find the wobbly stone, which can be made to wobble by climbing on it and pressing the right spot. Peasants say it was once used as a sacrificial stone. At 650 m, the Pierre Branlante offers a magnificent view of the Monts d’Ambazac. It is famous for its gigantic and legendary rocky chaos and its launch site for hang-gliders and paragliders. The site is also the starting point for freeride mountain biking, with its fantastic “singletrack Moutain Bike Park” (see

Arboretum de la Jonchère

(Managed by the Office National des Forêts)
The arboretum offers a fascinating discovery of beautiful conifer specimens over 6 hectares: 60 botanical species, century-old trees and a recent replanting of 600 trees. Open all year round.

The Bois des Echelles and its Remarkable Trees

(Between Bersac and St-Sulpice Laurière)
The landscape is dominated by deciduous forests. Coppices are often of a mixed nature. Spontaneous vegetation and plantations have completely reversed the landscape, and the altitude of between 500 and 700m means that walkers are immediately disoriented. You’ll come across many different species and plants: chestnut, beech, birch, borage, holly, ivy, honeysuckle, sage, bird’s sorb, bilberry and more.


Discover the nature, heritage and history of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region with treasure hunts organized throughout the region. Download the app and follow the riddles to the final cache. Several routes are available, classified by difficulty, duration and theme.