The forest of Bard

The forest of Bard

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Wood and its forests are very important in our society today. Discover the many charms of this topic as you go along under shade on this pretty ramble.

1 point of interest

  • Flora

    Sizay woodland

    The communal hardwood forest of Saint Donat covers 120 hectares. Several walking trails, a car park with information boards at its southern entrance along with it being only 10km from the nearest town, all make it a popular place for a day out.


1 - Charmes sur l'Herbasse
Follow the D67 towards Saint Donat sur l'Herbasse, go over the bridge and turn right onto the road Valerey. After 150m turn left uphill onto the path les roches. Further up take the road to the right.

2 - Les Pinates
At the crossroads go straight over onto the road Pinates to the junction Balayer.

3 – Balayer
Go up towards the combe du frêne and after the farmyard follow a path leading gently down into woodland.

4 - Combe du frêne
Continue ahead. Cross the D584 and head opposite uphill into the woods.

5 - La Limite
Go to the junction le Gros Chêne.

6 - Gros Chêne
Bear right onto the path

7 - Champ Guinot
Follow the track facing you going up into the woods. At the educational farm go onto the small road leading to the D584.

8 - Le Laca
Cross the road and follow the path Laca. Further down bear left onto a track going down into woodland, past a field then the back of a house then through thicket. Continue until you get to the road.

9 - Les Blaches
Turn right onto a path starting off quite level then climbing up towards an easier trail. Keep on turning right before getting to a road. Turn left and carry on ahead. At the end take the path furthest to the left, going up into the woods. Continue 170m then turn right onto a path cutting across in front of you.

10 - Bois de Bard
Bear sharp left and when you get to the fork take the track on the right downhill. Further down the path becomes more pleasant. Turn right down the gentle slope to the farm building Biquet.

11 - Le Biquet
Continue along the road to the right then on the D67 taking you back to the starting point in Charmes sur l’Herbasse
  • Departure : Chames sur l'Herbasse - Townhall square
  • Arrival : Chames sur l'Herbasse - Townhall square
  • Towns crossed : Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse, Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse, and Bathernay

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

http://www.ardeche-hermitage.cominfo@ah-tourisme.com04 75 06 06 12

Access and parking

Follow the D67 from Saint Donat sur l'Herbasse to Charmes sur l'Herbasse

Parking :

Townhall square

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