Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Salisbury to Sare
The first two days of our walking holiday in Sare cover the journey and a short introduction to the battle of the Nivelle.
This was to be a much relaxed exploration of Wellington's 1813 battlefields in the Pyrenees. We would revisit Maya and Roncesvalles to try and find the paths and locations we had failed to find the previous year.
We would also spend a lot of time walking the mountains and hills around Sare, in particular the Rhune. This mountain dominates the village of Sare, and was stormed by the light division during the battle.
There would be less of the earlier frantic driving from battle to battle, and more the feel of a walking holiday in the impressive Pyrenees.