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nécropole

Cutting through the steep side of the valley is the Cavée Robin (Robin’s Hollow in English I guess, though a French definition gives ‘chemin creux’ or hollow path which I think is more reflective of the reality). It’s maybe a track for tractors accessing the field on the plateau above, but its geological or topographical […]

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maps – cartes – plans

My trusty local maps, published by the Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN for short). They really have come into their own over the past two weeks. Not only are the Grandes Randonnées shown in big thick pink lines (French equivalent of big, long trails like the Pennine Way), but all the little […]

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Walking day 10

Today I did two circuits around Nanteuil (imagine me walking around the edges and popping out into my favourite local field by the Grange des Moines) because I’m participating (by watching) in an academic conference on brain, cognition, emotion and music. Delighted to have passed the 200km point! [osm_map_v3 map_center=”49.140478,2.811063″ zoom=”15″ width=”95%” height=”600″ map_border=”medium solid […]

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Walking day 7

Today I did a circuit around Nanteuil (like the one I did on Walking day 1) before participating in a Eucharist led by my-sister-the-vicar. Then after lunch, I tramped around the little wood Grange des moines and through my favourite lockdown fields, before heading out towards Ognes. When I’d had enough, I just turned back […]