Monday, May 17, 2010

Favourite Forest Walk

Brittany has some fabulous forest walks. The beech forest just north of Fougères is a delight in autumn, and the magical atmosphere of the Foret de Paimpont (or Arthurian Brocéliande) includes many megaliths and lofty viewpoints. At Huelgoat, the memorable granite Chaos and old silver/lead mine fill the extensive woodlands with legend and history, like the forest of Carnoet, south of Quimperlé. But my favourite of all is the Forest of Cranou, with many miles of trails, where carpets of daffodils and bluebells greet the spring and the beautiful trees offer shade or shelter for walking at any time of year.

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