Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Claise Valley Between le Grand Pressigny and Abilly



I took this view last week while walking with some friends. I'm standing on the hill behind the chateau of le Grand Pressigny and looking up the valley of the Claise River towards Abilly, where the Claise meets the Creuse. The landscape is gently rolling, a mixture of broad acre arable fields and semi-natural woodland. The village of le Grand Pressigny is below me to my left. There is a nice vine hut halfway down the ploughed slope. According to Yohann, our local river technician, the river is in fairly good health just here, and he's put a lot of work into ensuring that. The countryside in the view is excellent walking and cycling terrain, being criss-crossed with public access tracks and well mapped and marked walking routes. It has been occupied by humans for thousands of years, since prehistoric times.


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2 comments:

  1. I feel for all the people affected by the nonsense of Brexit. There'll be a hard reckoning for us all, I fear.

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    1. At this end there is a scramble to become French. It's the only way to definitively protect our rights.

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