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Stage 36 - Licques to Tournehem-Sur-la-Hem




16.6km / 10.3 miles 

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3 - 3.5 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   238m
Total descent   295m

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This route is an easy one that follows the GR145 and is a mixture of roads, tracks and paths, through fields and woods. It follows a ridge above two valleys to pass the ruined chapel of St Louis.



Walk Description :


1 - From the centre of the village turn right along the D191 direction St Omer.  At the crossroads turn left down Rue De La Commune.  After Rue des Tileuls on the right take the next right down Impasse des Noisetiers (marked GR145), this becomes a narrow path.  At the road turn right, cross over the stream and as the road bears left take the track right to pass farm on the left (marked GR145 on left of hedge opposite the track).  Keep right down the track to the road. 


2 - The next section of the GR145 is not passable so at the road turn left up the hill, pass the farm at the top and down the hill to Level (marked GR145).  Pass through the village to West Yeuse, then right down Rue de la Chapelle (marked GR145) bearing right to the centre of Yeuse. 


3 - Pass the chapel with it on your right and through the village keeping left.  Before the railway bridge turn right down a track, and keep right with the wood on your right.  At the next junction bear left to pass between crop fields ignoring the path right into the woods. Pass Chapel St Louis to reach the road. 


4 - Turn right (marked GR145) to Guemy, and left down Route de Guemy.  After the large farm on the right the take path right alongside trees, and then between the crop field and the hedge on the right.  Where the path track meets the road on the corner of Rue de Presduroi turn right and then left to Tournehelm-sur-Hem village centre.



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