Our first walk of the new season was at Orval just south of Coutances.
The walk began on the heights of Falivent, with fantastic views across to Hyenville and Quettreville. We caight a glimpse of Le Pont Neuf with its rare 17th century fishing bridge, then walked alongside the River Sienne’s water meadows. We then returned to Orval and its romanesque church, along shady green lanes, passing the village lavoir and drinking trough. The walk was partly on very quiet roads and partly on green lanes. Afterwards we had a picnic lunch.