Hiking in Givry : calvaires, vieilles pierres et chaume calcaire
With this loop around the hamlet of Russilly you will go to the highest point of Givry, where you will see behind the hill. You will discover the Vallée des Vaux and Barizey and his pretty church. You will see also far away over other hills. This summit is also called «stubble field of Russilly». It is made of a calcareous grassland which is a
Natura 2000 preserved site.
On the loop of the hamlet of Russilly you will pass by the highest point of Givry and "you will see behind the hill" thanks to a view overlooking the Valley of the Vaux. You will have Barizey and its church at your feet and a view over the mountains. This summit, also called "Chaume de Russilly", is made up of a limestone lawn, a veritable plant heritage, classified as a Natura 2000 area. Find the starting point If you are by car: take the direction of Cluny then the direction of Jambles or...
On the loop of the hamlet of Russilly you will pass by the highest point of Givry and "you will see behind the hill" thanks to a view overlooking the Valley of the Vaux. You will have Barizey and its church at your feet and a view over the mountains. This summit, also called "Chaume de Russilly", is made up of a limestone lawn, a veritable plant heritage, classified as a Natura 2000 area. Find the starting point If you are by car: take the direction of Cluny then the direction of Jambles or Cortiambles by the D170. After Cortiambles, follow the direction of Russilly. The start of the walk is near the church. Don't hesitate to park as soon as possible and walk towards the church through the alleys. If you are on foot, you can use the route of the G2 walk from the starting point in Givry. Turn your back on the starting totem, walk 50 m and take the downhill path to the right after the bicentenary poplar. Go to the bottom of the path, turn left then right to join the road. Go down the road towards Givry and turn right at Calvary. Follow this direction for nearly 200 m. At (1), take the path to the right which goes up to the ledge and which opens up a pretty view of the vineyard then a little further, after the wood, on Russilly nestled in its green setting. At (2), turn right, pass in front of the Croix de Chalut, towards the village, then at the crossroads of wide paths, turn left. Climb the stony path, straight in the undergrowth. Before arriving at (3), don't miss the detour via the small path on the left to discover the foundations of the old Romanesque church. A calvary recalls the memory. At (3), at the signs, take the steep path that goes up to the right. Be careful, the ground can be slippery. Pass the gate and close it well. You are on the Natura 2000 classified thatch. Follow the path that runs along the crest of the hill. 360° landscapes are available to you. On the left, the Vallée des Vaux. On the right the plain of the Saône. At the concrete terminal, you pass by the highest point of Givry, 447 m. follow the path in the direction of the northeast until post 4 direction -chaume de Russily- From (4), follow the GR7 long-distance path. Find the path markings on the stones heading south. Very quickly the path descends straight. At “Chaume de Russilly” (5), turn right and go down the stony path. Pass the barrier and close it. Go past the goat farm. At the T-junction, go down the road on your left. Pass in front of the fountain and go down to the left then to the right. Pass in front of the communal oven, then in front of the wash house. Continue down the road and turn right, the first street that goes up towards the church to find the poplar fat, tree of freedom planted during the revolution of 1789 and whose diameter measures 5.3 m.
- Difference in height
- 149.95 m
- GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
- Points of interest
- 150 meters of difference in height