Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn break

Chateau de Combourg
Next week we have our four-day trip to eastern Brittany. We are staying at beautiful gites near Combourg and visiting the famous chateau in the town where the writer Chateaubriand (his cook at the London embassy in the 1820s produced the steak of that name) passed his formative years. Our other excursions will be to Fougères, which has one of the best castles in Europe, the cathedral at Dol-de-Bretagne, megalithic sites and places significant in Brittany's history. There will also be an option to visit Mont-St-Michel. Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Queffleuth walk

Crossing the ancient slab bridge on the Queffleuth
Great turn-out and lovely weather today for our nature walk in the Queffleuth valley. Dog of the Day was new-comer Bandit, who was admirably unobtrusive throughout. Thanks to all for company and quiz participation ;-)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Walk on Wednesday, 17th September

Our next walk is on Wednesday, 17 September, near Pleyber-Christ. It is a 5km nature walk around the Queffleuth valley, generally straightforward, with one steep climb (taken at slow pace and pause for breath at top!). The scenery throughout is very attractive.
Meeting place is at Le Pléen, on the D769 about half-way between Berrien and Morlaix. Here take the turning to Pleyber-Christ (next to a large sign for the Creperie les Fougères), and park in lay-by almost immediately on the right. The walk starts promptly at 2pm. Booking in advance please - brittanywalks@orange.fr

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Autumn Programme

We have a few events coming up for autumn. Our September (17th) walk is a short nature circuit in a river valley near Pleyber-Christ. In October there's another walk (15th - venue to be announced) and a Study Day (20th) on the subject of Saints, Sinners, Warriors and Weirdos: interesting people in Brittany's history. November's outing (17th) is a guided/inter-active visit/walk around Carhaix.
Our four day break to eastern Brittany in early October is fully booked, but places for all other events can be reserved at any time - please remember to book in advance. More details can be found on our website www.brittanywalks.com. Please email any queries to brittanywalks@orange.fr