Thursday, January 26, 2012

Join the bird-counting in Brittany this weekend

This last weekend in January sees the annual bird count where people all over the region are asked to spend one hour observing birds in their gardens/elsewhere and record the result on a special form, which you then send in to be incorporated in the overall results.
This is an important survey and if you would like to participate, please cut and paste the link below to a page where you can donwload (telecharger) the PDF form (2 pages, with colour pictures of common birds to help identification).

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Things to look forward to...

Thanks to everyone who has made bookings. Really looking forward to great walks and impressive sights on the Brocéliandé trip in April. How about this one?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Important- urgent event booking!

The last date for €18 reduced price booking for the Study Day on February 6th is January 23rd (next Monday)- after that it is €20. The day, runs from 11am-5pm at the café/bookshop L'Autre Rive in the forest at Huelgoat. More details on our website,

SPRING BREAK - 2 days in the Forest of Brocéliande, April 23/4.
This trip is going ahead, but it is essential that I have numbers (firm commitment please!)by Monday next week (23rd) at the latest. We'll be staying one night in a hotel/B&B, and do walks and visits by car to places of Arthurian interest and great natural beauty.
Total cost of trip will be €80-100, depending on accommodation, which depends on numbers. Also need to know if single, double or twin rooms required. Please email or phone asap.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great walk

It was the perfect day for a gentle walk in the forest. Thanks to everyone (and three dogs) for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Walk on Tuesday 17th

We have a walk on Tuesday 17th of January at the forest of Coatloch near Scaer. Start is at 2pm from the parking on the road near the Maison Forestière.
From Scaer, take the D4 (direction Bannalec) and after about 2km look for sign on the right to Foret Coatloch. Turn off here and then right soon after to reach the edge of the forest. Here take (to the right) the narrow straight road running through the centre of the forest (signed Halte de Coatloch) - the parking is by the side of this road after about 1.3km.
This is a pleasant forest walk with no particular difficulties, although it will be muddy in places after wet weather. All welcome.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Derek - from Lesley

Lesley would like to thank everyone who has sent messages and cards to Derek. She relays them all to him and he is fully aware that we are are thinking of him and wishing him well. Lesley herself also appreciates the support of many friends in the last fortnight.
Derek now in Dinan hospital and can be visited. I am sure Brittany Walkers will join me in sending all our best thoughts to both Derek and Lesley at this difficult time.

Next Study Day

The next Study Day is on Monday February 6th with the theme Brittany: Coast and Islands. We'll be looking at all aspects of Brittany's amazing coastline and many islands, including things to see and do on days out, and how the littoral has been significant in the region's past.
The event will run from 11-5pm again at L'Autre Rive café/bookshop in Huelgoat where hot and cold drinks and food are available all day. Cost 20€, or 18€ if paid before January 23rd. Full details will shortly be on our website (link opposite).

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spring Break - Foret de Brocéliande

BWs is hoping to organise a two day break to the magnificent Foret de Brocéliande - wonderful walking and land of Arthurian legends (allegedly) - near Rennes in April, Mon 23/Tuesday 24.
We will walk in the forest (Valley of No Return and Fountain of Eternal Youth, for example!)and visit other main sights by car. The trip will be fully guided but information will also be provided for those wishing to do their own thing for some of the time.
We will stay one night in a hotel/B&B - for this reason BWs needs to know soon how many people are interested. The cost of dinner on that night and breakfast on the following morning will also be calculated in the cost of the break. The two lunches will be at participants' own charge.
The aim is to keep the price of accommodation, meals as stated, maps, information and guiding under €100pp.
Please email BWs asap saying how many people, if requiring single room, shared room, room with double bed, room with twin beds, etc. Also indicate if you are prepared to drive or would like to car-share with someone else. All these things will decide the viability of the trip!