Walking from Botmeur – France Day 5

The sun shone this morning – we were promised a whole day of sunshine – and set off to walk on the moorlands of the Monts d’Arrée, a 7km Circuit de Roc’h Bichoureu guided by the excellent Wendy MewesWe extended the walk to include Roch’h Trévézel.

Notice Board in Botmeur
Notice Board in Botmeur

Park in Botmeur and set off up the (quiet) road.

Soon we could see the Monts D’Arréesand this view of St Michel de Brasparts.

Looking towards the Chapel of St Michel de Brasparts
Looking towards the Chapel of St Michel de Brasparts

There was a gorgeous scent in the air – are these Persicaria Wallichii, or related? Help!

There is only a brief uphill walk and then you are in the moorlands – lovely, and fresh. The ‘Monts’ are really just hills, but it is open country and there are views. Living in a town, as I do, I love to be ‘up’ like this.

The Monts d'Arrees
The Monts d’Arrees
Squelching along the top!
Squelching along the top!

This is an area of grass, heather, broom, and gorse.

Flowering gorse
Flowering gorse

And rocks.

Looking out from Roc'h Trevezel
Looking out from Roc’h Trevezel
Looking out from Roc'h Trevezel
Looking out from Roc’h Trevezel
Looking out from Roc'h Trevezel
Looking out from Roc’h Trevezel
Heading down, with Reservoir de St Michel in the background
Heading down, with Reservoir de St Michel in the distance
There are thousands of cows in this area!
There are thousands of cows in this area!
Down the road towards the Reservoir de St Michel
Down the road towards the Reservoir de St Michel
A garden alongside the road
A garden alongside the road
An English lane?
An English lane?

Beautiful walk!

Next came a Neolithic construction, and a church – not forgetting the cup of coffee!

You may be interested in
Monts D’Arrées
Integration – an interesting article by Wendy Mewes

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