Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hot on the high hills

We had a lovely walk in hot sun on the trek up to the top of the Monts d'Arrée and then a cooler descent. Set off with three dogs and returned with four, so Dog of the Day is awarded to the one with no name. Thanks to everyone who made long journeys braving the crazy road situation with wall-to-wall unobliging cyclists everywhere. And it was great to have a big French contingent on this occasion.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August walk, Tuesday 18th

Every year in August we have a walk in the Monts d'Arrée, the highest hills in Brittany. This time it's a new route, a little under 8kms, starting from the neolithic alley grave at Mougau Bihan, near Commana. There are many interesting historical aspects to this walk and some wonderful views to north and south. We also cross a section of the marshes on wooden walkways.
The trail includes be a steepish climb of about 600m up onto the top of the hills, but otherwise no particular difficulty. Fine for dogs, but please note that we now only take fit dogs under 10 years of age. ;-) Paths are a mixture of grass and stony tracks, and there is one section of road walking at the end.


DIRECTIONS From roundabout by the communications mast on top of the hills, take the D764 towards Commana. Turn left, signed Mougau Bihan (opposite the right turn into the village of Commana) and continue ahead for 1km to a car-park on the right just past the monument.