Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Town walk in Brest - 11am, Tues 4 December

We have a town walk in Brest next Tuesday (4th), starting at 11am from the large parking area behind the Port de Commerce - SHOWN IN PHOTO ABOVE. Entering Brest from the east, (either N12 or N165), follow signs to the Ports and continue parallel with the sea behind the industrial port area. You will see the landmark of a great tower above a huge wall up ahead. Make for that - the parking is off the last roundabout on the flat (do not go uphill!) below it.
Brest has an extraordinary history and we will look at some of its most interesting features in a walking tour of about 1.5 hours. Just right for combining exercise with some Christmas shopping or a trip to IKEA. You could park at IKEA and get the tram into the centre, but you'll need to walk down to the commerical port from the Chateau tram-stop.  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

For walkers who like to read

The Brittany Walks website (link opposite) has a new article on present suggestions for walkers who like to read. From the history of walking to jokes about crisps and from prehistoric sites to WWII battlefields, there's something for everyone.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Seeing the wild side of life...

Great walk today, under dramatic skies but with only a few raindrops near the beginning of our long ascent of the eastern Monts d'Arrée. As well as admiring stunning views on the top, we helped build a cairn and made the acquaintance of a new moorland resident. Thanks to all for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Walk on Tues 13th

We have a walk at Le Relec on Tuesday 13th November, starting at 2pm from the fountain by the old abbey church. There is parking either in the square by the fountain or just beyond the abbey in a large car-park. Le Relec is on the D111 between Plouneour-Menez and Cloitre-St-Thegonnec - easy access from the D769 (Morlaix - Poullaouen road).
This is a route of about 10kms up from the beautiful Queffleuth valley onto the top of the Monts d'Arrée with great long views. Most of the paths are tracks but some parts will be muddy after bad weather and walking boots are strongly advised for this terrain. It is one of the best walks in the Armorican Regional Park.

Monday, November 5, 2012

History comes to an end...

Last session of the History of Brittany Made Simple course today and as usual it was a great time with a great group of people. Only sorry that Sheila, Liz and Judith were unable to be with us, but pleased that Don finally made it! Many thanks to everyone involved.
Anyone wanting to be kept informed about the new Brittany History group (meeting every month or so for a two hour session looking at a very specific event/person/topic and considering evidence of various kinds) should please send me their name and email address.