Sunday, November 27, 2011

An all-weather walk/day out suggestion

For an autumn or winter day out, BWs recommends a visit to the town of Guingamp. Not only is it a particularly attractive little place with good shops, many medieval buildings and an interesting church (famous 'Black Madonna'), but there is also a 7.5km circuit for a walk including the town centre, a pretty riverside path, and a lofty chapel with good views. There should be no problems with the paths at less salubrious times of year.
And if you want to combine walking, shopping and admiring gorgeous architecture with a good meal, book ahead for a real fine dining treat at La Boissière (è or enjoy a quality crepe or two at Creperie St-Yves in rue St-Yves or Creperie du Roy near the tourist office. (The TO is closed on Mon, Wed, Sun.)
Make a day of it where the weather is unlikely to spoil things. Sports' fans could maybe plan a visit to watch the giant-killing Guingamp football team!

Monday, November 21, 2011

BWs Top Ten Walks in Brittany

There's a new article on the Brittany Walks website front page (link opposite) listing BWs' ten favourite walks in the region, covering country, coast and town and four departments.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking in a worthy cause

Many events are taking place this weekend for the huge annual Telethon charity fund raising extravaganza. Why not walk in a good cause? At Poullaouen on Sunday (20th) you can choose circuits of varying distances between 6 and 12kms. Register at the salle polyvalante any time after 8.30am.
For other walks and events, buy the Telegramme on Saturday and check out what's on all over the place.
(Photo shows a BWs walk around Poullaouen from 2009.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Great day!

Really enjoyed yesterday's Legends course, it was great fun. Many thanks to all who participated and created such a good atmosphere. Also thanks to L'Autre Rive for the perfect venue. Next course is in February.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Legends one day course

The Brittany Legends one day course is tomorrow (Wed 16th) at L'Autre Rive café in the forest at Huelgoat. Here I am, looking forward to it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coming soon ....

Coming soon on the Brittany Walks website : individual walks and days out which you can buy cheaply online. These will include maps, full route details, background information, items of interest, quizzes, challenges and kids' stuff as appropriate. There will be a variety of locations and themes to choose from.
This is something many people have asked about over the years, and any comments about what you'd like to see in such a product will be gratefully received and considered. Please email