Saturday 7 June 2008

Walk from Moutiers-au-Perche, Normandy

From Moutiers-au-Perche's brooding medieval church, perched on a hillside above the village, you can follow a 6.5 km circular walk through luscious woods and farmland. Although the route takes you past some open fields, home to a herd of fawn-coloured cows and the odd frisky bull, you spend much of the walk surrounded by trees with little to see. The route ends with a steep climb back to the church from which there are sweeping views over the rooftops of the village to the verdant countryside beyond. 5/10