Walking in the Cathar Region

Cathar Castles of South-West France

Guide to over 30 walking routes around the Cathar castles of south-west France, reminders of religious turmoil from 1000 to 1250. Routes from 16 centres, including B├ęziers, Minerve, Lastours, Foix, Roquefixade, Lordat, Montailloe, Puivert, Monts├ęgur, Usson, Puilaurens, and Rennes.

Alan Hinkes Cut Alan Hinkes in half and you will find 'Mountain Climber' written there; it is his way of life. From an early age in Yorkshire he felt a deep attraction to hilly landscapes, which soon developed into a fascination with mountains and rock climbing. His first summit was Helvellyn in the English Lake District, and he soon progressed to climbing in Scotland and the Alps.

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