The little River Crochet / Circuit 12

Touring cyclist ,  Historic ,  Natural ,  Walks and hikes ,  Walking/pedestrian ,  Religious ,  Mountain biking at Usson-du-Poitou

22.2 km
5h 30min
22.2 km
Mountain biking
1h 6min
22.2 km
2h 13min
  • No major river runs through this area; however, its streams have contributed to the growth of small-scale businesses in these communes. The “Crochet”, a stream running through the commune of Queaux, powered a number of watermills: at Crochet, Capezioux, Gaudry, Gaschard, Popineau, La Finesse, L’Huilerie, Les Grands Moulins and Les Bis. These were mostly flour mills. The Crochet is a small stream which has its source in the Les Fouillarges woods in the commune of Queaux, and which flows through a varied landscape consisting of meadows, cultivated areas, wetlands and woodlands. It is fed by two tributaries: “Le Ruisseau de la Châtre” and “Le Ruisseau des Renardières”; it then joins the Vienne at a place known as “Peussot”. The high quality of the water in this stream has slowly deteriorated; however, it still contains a small indigenous population of brown trout and the odd white-clawed crayfish, a protected species recognised as being of Community Interest.

    This circuit is one of 12 circuits known collectively as "Le P'tit Crochet", located in the Bouresse, Queaux and Usson-du-Poitou area.
  • Difference in height
    141.62 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
142 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 141 m
  • End altitude : 141 m
  • Maximum altitude : 160 m
  • Minimum altitude : 130 m
  • Total positive elevation : 142 m
  • Total negative elevation : -142 m
  • Max positive elevation : 13 m
  • Min positive elevation : -18 m
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