Monday, May 26, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014


What a wonderful party to celebrate 10 years of Brittany Walks! It had everything: moody Brittany weather, beautiful countryside, fabulous food - the best in BWs' history - and most important of all, a happy gathering of supporters and very dear friends, including three of the original six walkers from 2004 - quite an achievement.
We met in the rain at the Valley of the Saints and had a damp stroll around the statues (yuk) and the old chapel (yeah) before moving on to Roger and Sue's lovely house and gardens. They were, as ever, the perfect hosts. Tea, a real savoury and sweet feast we all contributed to, including delicious sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, curry puffs, chicken bites, apple cake, mincemeat squares, homemade chocolates, a genuine far breton made by Monique's husband and much more, was eaten indoors, but then the sun came out and we were all able to get outside and enjoy the gardens, looking their very May best.

 It was an emotional occasion and I felt immense gratitude for such loyal friends, so much kindness and generosity. My present was fantastic but I shall value the card and all that was written there just as much. This is why Brittany Walks has proved a strong and enduring entity - the people who have shared the experience with me. Thank you everyone, for a memorable day.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


2014 is the 10th anniversary of Brittany Walks which has provided walks, visits and holidays for hundreds of people in many locations all over the region during that time and offered a fruitful meeting place for numerous friendships and even romance... Brittany Walks has also provided free walking information and advice for many people planning holidays in Brittany via the website, which is regularly updated with useful articles and recommendations.
We are celebrating all these things on Saturday May 24th. The party is invitation only, but I don't have everyone's email address, so please get in touch if you want to come and are not already on the list. Details of arrangements will be sent to all who have given acceptances. Very many thanks to all who have supported and appreciated our work over the years.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May day

Good turn-out yesterday for a fabulous walk in May sunshine, giving a new perspective on Huelgoat and its surrounding countryside. No end of interesting wildlife - we even caught a glimpse of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
  Thanks to all! Details of party to follow.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Huelgoat walk - Wednesday May 14th, 2pm

This is a completely new Huelgoat walk, away from the main forest area. It's a pretty route and easy-going, with no particular difficulties or steep gradients, although a few spots will be very muddy after rain. We meet in the (camping-car) parking area on the road from Huelgoat centre towards La Feuillée. Keep the Hotel du Lac on your left and continue ahead for about 700m: the parking is just past a right hand turn (signed Le Fao).
Some of us are meeting for lunch at L'Autre Rive beforehand from 12 onwards - all welcome there too.