Conservation of ancient paths and discovery of an unusual valley in the Pyrenees
Description: The purpose of this workcamp is to recover and maintain the ancient paths of la Vall de Siarb, a particular and interesting valley in the heart of the Pyrenees. These paths were used during many centuries until 1960-70. They represent a huge heritage and we want to keep all of them in the valley as a museum.
If you like nature, trekking, teamwork and manual work this is your camp!
Type of Work: All kind of tasks regarding recover and improvement of old paths: cleaning paths, rebuild dry stone walls, improve signage with paint, improve pavement stretches of trails.
We spend all the working hours in the nature, surrounded by forests, fields, etc. The work is very manual and physical.
Study Theme: 1. Ancient shepherd paths in the Pyrenees
- Idiosyncrasy of la Vall de Siarb
- The big project: Paths museum of la Vall de Siarb
- Use of the tools to maintain paths
- How to find a path, dry stone wall technique,
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the Refugi Vall de Siarb. A small hostel with bunk beds, toilets and showers, kitchen, dining room and a multipurposeroom. (have a look at: www.refugivalldesiarb.com)
Approximate Location: Llagunes, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain