Twelve members, including two television personalities from the programme ‘Little Britain in the Dordogne’ ! met promptly at the church of Saint Jean d’ Etamples in the centre of La Brède, you can see the church spire from miles around. The weather was overcast to start with, but improved as the day went on to become perfect walking weather.
We passed through the beautiful town of La Brède with lovely hanging baskets and flower arrangements all looking at their peak. After a while we got into the surrounding countryside, passing some outstanding properties with lovely gardens, and passed through vineyards and forests on roads and tracks. Eventually we came upon a wild fig tree and orchards from which some of our members tasted the fruit. After a most enjoyable two and a half hours’ walk, covering 8km (and losing 390 calories) we were all very hungry and ready for our picnic. After a short drive to
our picnic spot, made very pleasant by the warm sun.