This walk was the final section of a two-part walk that we undertook in 2012. We walked along the Canal de Berry, for two days, from its starting point in Montluçon to St-Amand-Montrond.
It was a delight to be beside the canal, which was never far from the Cher river. The walking was easy, with no traffic and no hills, and the constant presence of water had a restful effect (in the occasional stretch which had been drained, it was noticeably less cool and less pleasant). There were plenty of villages along the way for refreshments.
Nevertheless our days were overshadowed by Keith’s leg strain, which had been getting steadily worse for days, and at St-Amand-Montrond we decided to call a dignified halt to the expedition.
Getting to Montluçon
Montluçon has a railway station so you can get there from almost anywhere in France.
Day 1: Montluçon to Vallon-en-Sully
Day 2: Vallon-en-Sully to Saint-Amand-Montrond