Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some of Judith's photos from our trip

Proof Judith climbed the highest tower at Fougères castle


Oldest houses in Brittany? Dol-de-Bretagne

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rain and sunshine - such is life

We began today's walk in heavy drizzle and ended in golden sunshine, with plenty of enjoyable bits in between, including a look (but no tea) at Don's millhouse. Greatest excitement was a Brittany Walks first - DOG LOCKS KEYS IN CAR. For that reason alone Pebble - who also locked herself in and never made the walk - is Dog of the Day, although Alan might not agree she deserves it....

Monday, October 13, 2014

Walk on Wednesday 15th October

Our walk this week starts at 2pm from the Chapelle Ste-Marguerite on the D17 a few kilometres south of Plouyé (direction Landeleau/Collorec). There is a large car-park at the chapel.
The route of 7.5kms passes through pleasant countryside of woods and streams, using hard-surfaced or grassy tracks and quiet roads, with no sudden or significant changes of gradient. Boots essential as ground will be wet. Reservations in advance please, to

Next Monday (20th): STUDY DAY at Huelgoat. Saints, sinners, warriors and weirdos - interesting people in Brittany's history (see

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Photos of our trip from Chris and Barry

Chateau de Combourg

Underground vault in the Foret des Fougères


Our accommodation - gites near Combourg

Menhir de Champ Dolent

Walking in the Foret de Fougères

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fab trip!

We had an excellent time in eastern Brittany on our four-day break. We visited Combourg, Fougères, Vitré and Dol-de-Bretagne amongst other places, and saw castles, megaliths, the oldest houses in Brittany and a lot of beautiful scenery. Photos from participants to follow in future posts.