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TRO MENEZ ARELocmelar Parish Close

10th May, 2018

At Locmélar (near Sizun, Finistère)

Join this well-known walking festival for a great day’s walking with many circuits offered, from ‘easy’ routes of 5km and 10km to more demanding 15km, 20km, 30km and 40km. Convivial atmosphere, supporting events in the village. Dogs on leads welcome.

Start early to avoid the crowds or book in advance on the website.



In a recent poll by the FFRP (France’s main walkers’ organization), the GR34 Baie de Morlaix was voted by far the most popular coastal walk in France. This is a well-deserved accolade for a stunning stretch of littoral, which is covered in the English guide The Saints’ Shore Way. This not only gives excellent maps and details of the route, but also has information on all the many things to discover along the way. The numerous connections between Great Britain and Brittany over the centuries are highlighted, starting with the Age of Saints, when many holy men arrived on these shores to evangelize and create settlements still in existence today.

It is possible to follow this exceptional journey in 5-7 days, starting from Roscoff and ending in Lannion, which has a train link (via Morlaix) back to Roscoff, meaning you don’t need to bring a car over. Just get off the ferry and start walking!

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This new collection of walks in Finistère covers a great variety of terrain, from town and country to coast and island routes.

As well as circular walks, the book includes linear excursions along the most spectacular stretches of the littoral and the most attractive sections of the Nantes-Brest canal. There are also features on the Monts d’Arrée and the island of Ouessant, providing many options for exploration of these dramatic landscapes.

(2017) 152 pages, £11.95 or 15 euros

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a Red Dog guide for cyclists and walkers

 by Wendy Mewes

3rd edition, revised and updated (2016)

£11 or 14€

Frequently bought together with
"Brittany's Green Ways"

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