This walk of six days took us from the gentle Burgundian landscape of Autun to the equally gentle one of Lormes, through the great wild forest of the Morvan. In former times it was a lot wilder than it is now, but it is still rough terrain, sparsely populated and considered backward by most French people. On the other hand, the local inhabitants are intensely proud of their area and their history.
The first day was through undulating pastoral land and it was only on the second day that we entered the forest. Despite the relative paucity of villages, and the dire predictions of people who had been there before, we had no trouble walking between one village and the next in a morning, and they all had good camping facilities, as well as hotels.
Our route for this section
Day 8: Autun to Sommant
Day 9: Sommant to Anost
Day 10: Anost to Moux-en-Morvan
Day 13: Ouroux-en-Morvan to Brassy
Day 14: Brassy to Lormes