A WALK FROM PRIVA D ALLIER

St. Privat d'Allier is a lovely little village in the mountains of the Haute Loire region of France. We stopped at their campsite for a few days and found a local leaflet describing a couple of walks so set out on one. A disaster. Started in gentle, pleasant countryside where we slowly strolled until the map no longer made sense. Ended up on a long, very hot walk for 5km along an uphill main road until we reached St. Privat feeling pretty weary. We live in an area where lost tourists with leaflets are always asking the way so we should have known better. That'll teach us!