Hello, it has been a long while since I came here, probably about 2-3 years.
I m now living in Portugal, with a view to move (back) to France (after 17 years in the UK).
However my biggest problem with living in France has always been the animal topic.
To be specific here, after meeting and reading people’s comments about their lives being made miserable by hunters’ shooting on their properties, sometimes at their roof and shutters, or hunters making walking one’s dogs daily out in nature impossible, I worry.
I have an energetic dog who lives for adventure out in Big Nature. Back in Scotland, and here in Portugal I can go anywhere I want with her, I have never heard shooting and never had to rethink where to walk and even less if it was safe for her to run about.
However, as I am contemplating living in south Burgundy, I am wondering about what my daily hikes in nature will be. I would hate to have to forget about getting out in the beautiful nature, such as the natural parks. I can let go of woods, sad, but I can give them up, but giving up walking in natural parks and on GR (hiking) trails, that will be hard and make a move to France meaningless. might as well stay in Portugal, even living in a city here you can access wild beaches and big nature…
So are there people with outdoorsy dogs who live in (south) Burgundy who can tell me what they can and cannot do please?