The old trails are like threads of memories
The ability of traditional trails to evoke and transmit information and stories is enormous. However, time is unforgiving. Now you can help us restore these trails and continue enjoying walking them as before.
Keeping the flame alive of our predecessors is one of the aims of the Association Marques de Pastor. One of the most important elements in this task are the old traditional trails and paths and so, right from the start, the Association decided to invest 10% of the profits of El Cinquè Llac in the restoration of the dry-stone walls and paved trails that line the route.
There is still a lot of work to be done. To ensure that correct decisions are taken as part of the Gratitud Pallars Project, an expert assessor was contracted to identify the main problems affecting the trails along the El Cinquè Llac circuit. Henceforth, every year we will choose a section of the route where we will strive to focus all our efforts.
The Association works hand-in-hand with volunteers (both local and from elsewhere in Europe), experts in old trails and local administrative bodies. Given the difficulty in finding funding, the sponsorship of sections of the trails is of utmost importance. The amount of money we raise determines the length of the section of trail we can restore.
Everybody who appreciates the value of old trails can contribute to their restoration. Sponsoring a trail is a way of establishing an emotional tie with the past and the future of these Pyrenean mountainsides.
Work carried out
Since 2014 many resources and many hours have been invested in restoring old trails.
2020 Old trail from Montsor, municipality of La Pobla de Segur
2019 Trail from Les Esglésies to Sentís, municipality of Sarroca de Bellera
2018 Trail from Cortscastell to Pujol, municipality of Baix Pallars.
2016 Course in dry-stone wall construction in the Pallars Agricultural School on the trails to Naens. The Association Marques de Pastor paid for a week’s work by an expert dry-stone waller.
2015 Second edition of the voluntary work camp organized by the University of Bergen to restore the old trail from the village of Antist. The Association Marques de Pastor paid for a week’s work by an expert dry-stone waller.
2014 First edition of the voluntary work camp organized by the University of Bergen to restore the old trail from the village of Antist. The Association Marques de Pastor paid for a week’s work by an expert dry-stone waller.
These are some of the trails where we aim to concentrate our efforts in future years:
- 2022 Trail to Naens, municipality of Senterada
- 2023 Trail from Peramea to Barranc de la Baell, municipality of Baix Pallars
- 2024 Trail from Vilella to Xerallo, municipality of Sarroca de Bellera
- 2025 Trail to Montsor, municipality of La Pobla de Segur
- 2026 Trail from Castell-estaó to Antist, municipality of La Torre de Capdella
- 2027 Trail from Cadolla to Naens, municipality of Senterada