This new guide to Huelgoat, available in English or French (5 euros) includes detailed walking maps, covering town, forest and surrounding countryside. Main routes and small paths are all shown so you can create your own circuits and easily see how to match up the different sites.
The book also includes information on the Chaos, the mines, legends and the town's history, as well as a town centre map with all facilities marked.
Available in many outlets in Huelgoat, or from Red Dog Books (www.reddogbooks.com).
We had a really lovely walk on a beautiful day in Huelgoat along one of the best routes around. Great to welcome four new friends along with irregular regulars and 'old-timers' - we enjoyed a well-earned drink (and cake in some cases...) afterwards at L'Autre Rive. Thanks to all, and Tex, who was the one and only Dog of the Day.
Now a break until October 8, when we will walk at Locmaria Berrien.
Our walk starts at 2pm prompt from the forest parking on the left 1km from Huelgoat centre, direction Poullaouen. This is a beautiful route through the forest almost entirely on little used paths. Some steep steps at the beginning, but mostly straightforward and with interesting sights along the way.
Decided to go for total exposure (?) as it was warm but not too hot, so we had a long open moorland trek up to Tuchen Gador to have a look at the ferry in port at Roscoff and then back by via Mont-St-Michel-de-Brasparts with its iconic chapel on the summit. Great to have a very old friend of Brittany Walks (but by far the youngest among us in years) along, and thanks to everyone else for coming and Steve for photos. Embarrassed to say that Mike again had to carry Tex. Dog of the Day was definitely a pretty little daschund that passed us on the route.
Each August we have a walk in the Monts d'Arrée, highest hills in Brittany, with moorland terrain and long views. This year's route will depend on the weather, with a new spectacular vantage point if it's not too hot. We will start at 2pm from the walkers' car-park at the Ferme des Artisans (clearly signed) on the D785, 7.5kms north of Brasparts, near Mont St-Michel de Brasparts, the hill with a chapel on top shown in photo above. The Ferme des Artisans is a large centre of regional products on sale in an old farmhouse - good for gifts, Breton food and beer, art and pottery.
Brittany Walks has been based in Brittany, France since 2004. The regular programme of walks ended in 2015, but there are still occasional guided visits to places of interest to discover the landscape and history of the region. English is the language for events. See www.brittanywalks.com (link below) for details. The Brittany Walks website is full of information about walking in Brittany.