Sunday, October 30, 2011

Legends Course bargain ...

Only two more days to get a reduced rate (18€ instead of 20€) for the Legends of Brittany one day course on November 16th. It will be held at L'Autre Rive café/bookshop (pictured) on the edge of the forest at Huelgoat. There'll be a short optional walk at lunch time, weather permitting, but the bar is open all day for the less energetic! General information about the course is on or (both links opposite).
Full details of the day (11am- 4.15ish) will be sent to registered participants next week. It's going to be fun ...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Next walk

We do not have a walk in November this year, only a Day Course on Breton Legends on Nov 16, which will include an optional short walk in the forest at Huelgoat, where the event is held.
So the next walk is in December, on the 6th, at Locmaria-Berrien (a different walk from last year's one located there). More details nearer the time. There will also be a walk on Boxing Day.
Bookings for the Legends Course paid for before Nov 2nd will be at 18€, but 20€ after that date. Details are on or

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Walkers and other animals

We had a lovely walk at Carhaix today, with dry weather, perfect temperature, great scenery and ancient buildings galore. There was also a large variety of two and four-footed animals waiting to enliven our route along the way, from geese to goats, and gorgeous horses to a glamorous kingfisher on the river Hyères.
Thanks to all for a really enjoyable afternoon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Carhaix Walk - Tuesday October 18th

We have a short, easy and rural walk around the edge of Carhaix next Tuesday, with quiet water meadows, riverside paths and a beautiful old bridge among the attractions. Meet in car-park by the church of St-Trémeur (near the tourist office) for a 2pm departure. All welcome.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day Course - November 16 - Legends of Brittany

Find out all about the atmospheric and often surprising legends of Brittany. Where do they come from? What do they tell us about the origins of Brittany? And how come they are still so popular today - tales spun to entertain tourists or a real insight into local culture?
We'll share some stories, look at what it all means and doubtless find a lot to amuse ourselves if previous study days are anything to go by. Learn something and have fun at the same time!
The venue will be the café/bookshop L'Autre Rive on the edge of the forest at Huelgoat and details are on the Brittany Walks website (

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Extremely nice day!

The weather was very kind to us for yesterday's outing, with only a few spots of rain whilst we were travelling from one 'extreme' to another, and even a little sunshine. We sampled local delicacy the Molène sausage in a wonderful restaurant in St-Renan (La Maison d'Autrefois) before visiting the tallest menhir in France and then the very edge of France at the Pointe de Corsen. After a drive through the beautiful old fishing port of Le Conquet, we ended up at the Pointe St-Mathieu to see the ruined abbey on the cliffs, including an ancient fire-tower from pre-lighthouse days. It was a great trip and many thanks to all who participated.