WALK – COL2 #7 – COLOMBIER EN BRIONNAIS – Circuit de la Barbarandiere – 9km – MAR 20th

We attempted to do this walk the day before but were thwarted by the Friday afternoon sign-poster maker who confused us completely by putting the wrong walk number on our walk ……..after thrashing around for over an hour we gave up and tried again today…..!

It was the most perfect weather 21 degrees and a gentle breeze, I would say it was easily one of out favourite walks here so far. A lot of varied scenery and three – quarters of the walk was along tracks so soft underfoot for most of the way.

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

The Church of Colombier en Brionnais

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

One heavily pollarded tree at the farmhouse, grand maman heading for the postbox as I took the photo…

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

Wood Anemones flourishing right now, the Burgundian countryside is coming to life this week

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

very friendly Charloais along the way

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

even posing for me, usually they hightail it from us as we walk along

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

in the depths of the forest Bois Dieu we were invited to sup the spring water from the Fointaine – a well and a memorial cross marks the spot of ? the inscription was too worn to see….

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

Incredible – unbelievable – holly is bearing fruit and so lavishly here, I think quite amazing for March?

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

This cottage we past was so so cute and forlorn, set on the side of a hill overlooking the valley below surrounded by its own extensive fields with a well out front – what a shame no-one lives here …

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

the well … when last drawn we wonder?

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

pretty lanes and very pretty country cottages

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

witches hole?

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

a very historic farmyard

Walking around Colombier en Brionnais

cowslips are flowing over the lanes right now, in the UK they are quite rare only common in East Anglia, here they are quite plentiful ….. end of our walk for today

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5 thoughts on “WALK – COL2 #7 – COLOMBIER EN BRIONNAIS – Circuit de la Barbarandiere – 9km – MAR 20th

  1. Oh my goodness what a lovely series of photos! I am quite envious of your skill!
    This is such a peaceful, pastoral post.
    Thank you for taking us along on the walk with you.

  2. I love your investigative approach like a Victorian botanist recording everything of interest. It gives a great sense of being there and seeing through your eyes.
    You have a wonderful ability to be open to all subject matter which is fairly unusual in most photographers……keep up the good work…… And I can see that you are both enjoying life in rural France?
    Best regard
    John

    1. Thats the most accurate summing up of my approach and one of the nicest comments I have said about me – thank you so much John x …..ps- I did love Diary of an Edwardian Lady in my younger years!

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