Saturday, July 23, 2011


Sorry folks - owing to illness, the Chateaulin walk scheduled for Tuesday 26th July will now be held on Tuesday, 23rd August.

The next walk is in the Monts d'Arrée on Tuesday 9th August, meeting at the Col de Tredudon (on the D36 sliproad before the TV mast).

Apologies, but unavoidable.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Ebook site

The Brittany Expert site with great value Ebooks on Breton topics has now been completely revamped. Secure payment is made via Paypal (no account necessary)in £ (2.50) or € (3). The latest addition on the Monts d'Arrée area will be available shortly, and Brittany: Nature & Environment is in preparation. Have a look at what's on offer now!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wet ...

The location was fantastic, but heavy rain prevented the scenic picnic (thank you Denise for a nice dry house to eat in!) and in the afternoon we opted for a visit to Taden manoir and then the port at Dinan, where the weather improved. The energetic strode up the cobbled streets to the famous town, whilst others visited the Maison de la Rance to get a well-presented overview of what we'd missed. We all enjoyed the après-non-walk overlooking the river. Thanks to Lesley for our revised programme, and definitely whetting our appetites for the Rance nature walk at another time.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Walk on Tuesday 12th July, near Dinan

We have a walk on Tuesday at Taden (near Dinan), which is Lesley's home territory, and she will take us on a stroll along the Rance river. There are lots of lovely things to see in that part of the world, so it's well worth a day out. Meet for a picnic (bring your own) first at 12.30. Email with any questions. (Photo by our nature expert Lesley.)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hot dogs and great cake!

We had a lovely walk from Parcou today, led by Alice and Eric Murphy who have a B&B/gite in the hamlet ( know all about the needs of walkers, having done the Compostella Trail themselves. We kept the route a bit shorter than that on a very warm afternoon, enjoying sun and shade along the old railway tracks that offer many options in this area. Afterwards refreshments in the pretty garden were most welcome, with Alice's delicious cake making a very brief appearance.
Many thanks to Alice and Eric, and to Dave, back on form with his camera. Tex was easily the hottest dog on the block.