Limousin is a region of contrasts and offers a wide range of hiking trails for all ability levels. Particularly popular is the Plateau de Millevaches where walkers can appreciate the sparsely populated landscape. Walkers in Creuse will find a network of footpaths known locally as 'chemins' crossing the area's picturesque landscape of forests, rivers, lakes and pretty villages. By contrast, if walking Correze's waymarked routes, the Auvergne Mountains make for a stunning backdrop. The significance of walking in Limousin is such that Haute Vienne County Council organises an annual hiking event the first weekend in September - popular and festive, it aims to appeal to dedicated hikers and strollers alike.