Friday, February 27, 2009


Thanks to everyone who took part in the Treasure Hunt, competitors and helpers. We were fortunate in choosing a day of lovely spring sunshine and the top of Mont-St-Michel-de-Brasparts was a suitable place for the finish! Winners of the hotel mini-break were Nicky and John Bolton - congratulations to them. Shown above is Jean's team, who came second, with their hamper of Breton products. Sue and Liz kindly provided cakes (of the usual high quality) for exhausted treasure-seekers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Treasure Hunt

We have a Treasure Hunt next Wednesday (25th), starting from Plouyé at 10.30am. Clues to be solved, information to be found and lots of interesting places to see. Finish 3-3.30pm, prizes at 4pm. Bring a map! More details on the website
Members and non-members welcome to enter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tro Breiz

Brittany Walks association has a new project for 2009. Members, plus friends, are going to walk the 600kms of the Tro Breiz around Brittany. This famous journey, popular in the Middle Ages and revived in recent years, connects the seven cathedrals of the seven founding saints: St-Pol, St-Tugdual (Treguier) St-Brieuc, St-Malo, St-Samson (Dol), St-Patern (Vannes) and St-Corentin (Quimper). Each little group will walk their own chosen section of the route and contribute the fruits of their travels to a joint ongoing blog and a potential future publication. If anyone is interested in getting involved with this, please contact us on with Tro Breiz in the subject line.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Apart from a hail shower during our cake break, our large group enjoyed good weather for a very pleasant walk along the Nantes-Brest canal and through the forest to the Rigole d'Hilvern, an equally tranquil water channel. Considering recent weather we were incredibly lucky, and it was good for the morale to get outside in beautiful surroundings. Thanks to everyone who came along, old (in the sense of long-established ;-)) and new friends for Brittany Walks.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Walk - Foret de Branguily (Tues 10)

We have a walk on Tuesday (start 2pm) in the Foret de Branguily, including the Nantes-Brest canal and the Rigole d'Hilvern, its extraordinary feeder channel which wiggles across the landscape for more than 60kms to bring water from the reservoir at Bosméléac. Short walk, straightforward route - let's hope for a lull in the wet weather :-) Everyone welcome. Details on

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

AGM Today

Thanks to all the brave souls who made it to the AGM today despite snow-drifts and blizzards! And special thanks to Liz for an extra-special cake with a musical candle that played Happy Birthday :-) Congratulations to new President Joan, and new committe members Alan and Karen. Looking forward to a great year for the association in 2009.