Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Reunion walk

We had a picnic and lovely walk today around the Isole valley near Scaer to celebrate the recent publication of Walks in Finistere. This was one of the routes from the book, including two chapels and a fine menhir, and enjoyed by all in beautiful summer weather. It was great to catch up with old friends and revive that inimitable Brittany Walks spirit. (Even if some would have preferred cocktails.) Dog of the day: FRED.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring events fixed

Lampaul, island of Ouessant
Events now fixed for the spring. Thanks to everyone who responded with enquiries or reservations. We have a trip (fully booked) to the island of Ouessant in April, and the one day course Brittany Essentials on Wednesday, March 16th. There are two places left on the course after mailing list bookings, so please get in touch soon if you are interested or would like to know more about it - brittanywalks@orange.fr

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brittany Walks Spring Events

Great walking on the island of Ouessant
Happy 2016 everyone. If you are on the new mailing list, you should by now have received details of our Spring programme. In March there will be a one day course, Brittany Essentials, about past events that have shaped the present day, a basic guide to understanding the region.
In April we have a short break to the dramatic island of Ouessant in the Atlantic, travelling by ferry from Brest and staying in self-catering accommodation.
Those on the mailing list will be given priority for booking these events. Anyone wishing to receive our emails should send a message to brittanywalks@orange.fr

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Xmas and New Year

Today in the forest
Wishing all Brittany Walks' members a very happy holiday season, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Monday, November 16, 2015


BWs' luck with the weather held on our last walk today. After a rainy morning we had a dry afternoon for a gentle perambulation in the forest around the Roche cintrée and along the Argent valley to the Chaos in Huelgoat. Tex was definitely Dog of the Day. Long-standing members joined me for lunch beforehand to celebrate all our many walks and the friendship we have found together. Thanks to everyone, those who could only stay for lunch, those who walked afterwards and to many absent friends, epsecially Kay and Steve and Lesley and Derek, who were in my thoughts today. Eleven years is a long time to have explored Brittany together, and I will never forget all the fun, laughter and cheerful spirit which have made it all worth while. Not goodbye, but au revoir until some new adventures in 2016.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Brittany Walks - the end, after 11 years

The walk in Huelgoat on Monday November 16th will be the final Brittany Walk, as I've decided all good things must come to an end. After 11 years of organizing a regular programme of walks, I now need more time for my own work on landscape and my own walking: I'm currently preparing a new book of Finistere walks which will be published next spring.
Many thanks to the hundreds of people who have joined us over the years, often finding new friends in the process and always good company for an afternoon in beautiful scenery. I am grateful for all the messages of thanks I've received in the last week from 'old' and more recent supporters, reminding me that all my effort and commitment to promote walking in Brittany have been worthwhile. That is certainly how I will remember the experience.
Although there will be no more walks, I intend to continue the short breaks which have been so successful, with a visit to the island of Ouessant in the spring, and there may be occasional visits to places of interest and courses, which have also proved popular.
Anyone wishing to be on the mailing list for such events, please let me know. I will be starting a completely new list, not using the old BWs one, so you need to opt in to receive messages. For the moment this blog will remain in existence, but I hope to have time to give the Brittany Walks website more attention and have regular updates of interest to those who love walking in Brittany.
Thank you and happy walking wherever you are.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Landscape course

A lovely group of people gathered at L'Autre Rive today for the Breton landscape course. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would like to thank the participants for their contribution to a fun time. Sorry, forgot to take a photo....
My exhibition of texts (together with four artists) on the same subject at the same venue continues until Friday November 6th.