Friday, April 30, 2010

Coastal Walking Holiday

Our annual coastal holiday takes place June 1 -3, with three days of walking on the north Finistere coast and two nights at the restored fishing village Meneham, where there is walkers' accommodation, as well as an auberge and working bread oven. We shall pass such delights as the dunes of Keremma, the bird reserve of Goulven and the marshes of Guisseny. If time allows we may visit the strange lost church and medieval burial place of Iliz Koz which was buried under sand drifts for centuries.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I did say ramble ....

An interesting ramble through the forest of Huelgoat yesterday, with a few unscheduled extras ensuring a good healthy walk on yet another beautiful day. The return along the Argent valley was as stunning as ever - this must be one the best river walks in Brittany. Thanks to all participants for a lovely afternoon, and especially to Jean for her help and support at a difficult time. Photo by Dave.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Huelgoat walk, Tuesday 27 April

The walk starts at 2.30 from the car-park by the mairie (off the main square behind the church). We begin with the Trembling Rock - move it if you can - and continue through the forest to the Wild Boars' Pool before rambling off to the east with open views and then returning along the superb valley of the river Argent and through the famous Chaos. Uphill stretches in the first part of the walk, but generally a route for everyone (Level 2, Medium).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Glorious day

We could not have wished for a more glorious day by the canal yesterday. Thanks to all the BWs regulars who came to help and to all those who took advantage of our Walking for Health event. We met some lovely people and enjoyed delicious low-fat (or even amazing no-fat) cakes made by Karen and Jean. Dave provided welcome all-day shelter and coffee from his camping car. It was a truly sunny day in all senses of the word.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Walking for Health, April 20

We have a Walking for Health (or maybe Walking for Non-walkers) event on Tuesday, 20 April. We will be based all day (10.00-16.00) by the Pont Daoulas over the Nantes-Brest canal (2.5kms south of Carhaix on the Motreff road) to welcome anyone who cannot walk far for health/medical reasons but would like to get out in the fresh air, meet new people and have a little stroll in beautiful surroundings. Refreshments, information about walking to improve fitness and health, and friendly strolling companions will all be available. The towpath is suitable for wheelchairs. So come along for a few minutes or hours, as you like! You'll be very welcome.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Events coming up

Just a quick round-up of coming events: we have our Walking for Health day on April 20 and a Huelgoat walk on the 27th. In May/June/July there'll be the coastal walking holiday (dates not yet fixed, watch this space), a day on the famous Pink Granite coast, a guided visit to the spectacular parish close at Pleyben (see About Me photo opposite), followed by a canal/country walk, a grand get-together picnic and many more afternoon walks in Brittany's rich landscape.

Lovely day for a walk!

We were lucky with the fine weather again at Motreff yesterday and had a lovely walk around the lake and in spring-like woodland. Thanks to Chris for the photo.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Walk on Tuesday 6 April

Please note new start time for walk: 2.30pm. We meet at the lake-side parking on the Motreff-Carhaix road: this is 3kms north of the bourg of Motreff (direction Carhaix). If you are coming from Carhaix, Motreff is signed south off the old inner ring-road (near Cash Affaires). Continue ahead over the Nantes-Brest canal at Pont Daoulas and the meeting point is a few kms further, on the same road. The walk is only about 6kms long but sections will certainly be very muddy after recent wet weather, so waterproof footwear essential. Let's hope for a bit of sunshine on the day!