We drove to Moudon and left the car at the railway station. From there we walked along the river out of Moudon:
the new Jakobsweg signs go up to the upper old town, but we left that for the end of the day.
The walk led us gently up past interesting farm houses to a high ridge with a 360 degree, although somewhat misty, view,
From there we travelled through wodos with some snowy patches, through an icy river valley, to a newly built bus shelter
where we took a double decker bus back to Moudon.
Once back, we strolled around the old upper town of Moudon - well worth a visit.
It is difficult to say why a walk is different to another, but it is.
Having said that they are all enjoyable and interesting but always different.
Today’s walk should have taken us up through the town of Moudon but was badly signposted so we,
in fact, followed the Broye river. This however was a better way as to have climbed up though the
town before starting on a walk was, in our opinion, not the best idea.
(However we did visit it on our return and it was well worth the climb).
We crossed an old stone bridge which appeared to have had, at some point, a mill next to it.
We left this pleasant walk to then follow a main road for a short time after which we which we
turned off onto, what was probably, the old road. It led into wood. This walk was a mixture of
hard surface and pleasant paths therefore not at all tiring. As we climbed the various woods became
snow covered but, whilst having to take it easy, did not pose any major problems.
Sticks were a help with this terrain. The last part of the journey to Montprevyers (which means mount
of the priests due to it being a site of Augustinian monks in the 12/13th centuries ).
To arrive here, we had to descend to a stream quite steeply by way of steps which, being covered in snow,
ice or just wet, were quite a challenge but a rewarding one on arriving at the stream in one piece!
Climbing up the other side led us to a beautiful chapel and, what one would assume to have been,
an estate at one time. From Montprevyers we took a double decker bus (always giving a child like
pleasure when sitting in the ‘front’ upstairs) to return to Moudon where we then visited this
interesting medieval town.
Our trip back home ended with the most amazing sunset of light blue and pink hues dotted with whispy
clouds which are quite unusual here (the fact that it is February and that this sort of sunny,
clear blue sky is rare, might have had something to do with it) and it lasted all the way home
and some thus a perfect ending to a perfect day.