Strollers & Ramblers Club
Tuesday 15th November
The Walking Club met at La Roche Derrien, walking upstream along the banks of the river Jaudy.
Due to recent heavy rainfall, paths were muddy and slippy in places. Crossing two wooden footbridges we passed by the Moulin du Pre, through woodland, with plenty of chestnuts underfoot. We passed by another Grand Moulin, before climbing to the road adjacent to the Chateau Kermezen and chapel where, under the shelter of chestnut trees, we had a picnic lunch. We followed the lane towards Pommerit Jaudy, before turning left along a field path and back towards the town of La Roche Derrien and past the pillory posts.
La Roche Derrien is a beautiful town, with an interesting church and historical connections to Britain. It was the site of several battles during the Hundred Years' War.
Thanks to all who attended.
The next walk is planned for Friday 9th December at Trebeurden.
Friday 9th December
Nine members of the club followed the 8km Circuit des Megalithes at Trebeurden. On a beautiful sunny day we started from the Tourist Information Centre, walking along lanes past beautiful houses and early flowering camellias before joining a forest trail. The view of the sea opened before us as we descended to the coastline and walked across the beach to enjoy our picnic, whilst watching and admiring two para-boarders gliding across the bay.
After lunch we continued the walk through a wetland bird reserve, Marais du Quellen, before rejoining lanes back to our starting point. All walkers - and their dogs - were tired but contented, having completed a second successful walk.
The next walk will take place on Friday 27th January based around Guingamp. Details to follow.
Friday 24th February - Beg Leguer
Thirteen people took part in a walk around Calanhel led by Liz and Keith. It was a beautiful day, and the Spring flowers were at their best. We saw, among others; bluebells, wild garlic, lesser and greater celandine, red campion, primroses, solomon's seal, dog violets, wood sorrel, early orchids and archangel. We also looked for local fauna but the local wallaby was not seen!
After a walk of about one and a half hours, we had drinks at the Cafe de la Poste in Calanhel with cakes supplied by Liz.