A Walk from Le Relecq

The day dawned grey and damp but I didn’t mind – I wanted to walk! So, guided by Wendy Mewes‘ excellent book and map in hand we set from Le Relecq on Walk no.5 of c.11 kms, and here.

The Abbey & Church of Le Relecq
The Abbey & Church of Le Relecq

The first part of the walk was past the Abbey lakes, and then through avenues of trees and along green lanes – we could have been in England.

The lakes at Le Relecq
The lakes at Le Relecq
Avenues of trees and green lanes around Le Relecq
Avenues of trees and green lanes around Le Relecq
At a crossroads
At a crossroads

And then you pop out on to the moors – it was misty and rain was in the air, but somehow we dodged the showers by sheltering under conveniently placed trees. It was exhilarating.

The Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq
The Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq
The Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq
The Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq
The Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq - at the top and looking over!
The Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq – at the top and looking over!
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We met a lady picking heather flowers to be distilled for an essence which is good for urinary disorders. The small flowers on the left are the ‘good’ ones – not the opulent large pink ones.

There were considerable pine forests, and the wind in the trees was lonely. Sheltering under one group of trees I found a mushroom farm!

All the walking was along tracks apart from this lonely section of road with more distant views, albeit misty and rainy.

In the Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq
In the Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq
In the Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq
In the Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq
In the Monts d'Arrees above Le Relecq
In the Monts d’Arrees above Le Relecq
A few of the thousands of cows in Brittany!
A few of the thousands of cows in Brittany!
Back to the Abbey at Le Relecq
Back to the Abbey at Le Relecq

 

 

 

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