Walk around Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

Le Cloître St Thégonnec is a small hamlet south of Morlaix, and near the Abbey of Le Relecq. We wanted to walk in the area of the Rocks of Cragou and found a circuit on the blue Carte de Randonnée 0616 OT, an easy walk of c.10kms, quiet, with views towards the hills as well as enclosed lanes, and the chance to enjoy another of the interesting churches in Brittany.

Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec
Notre Dame Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

We parked at the Church of Notre Dame and set off on the GR380, one of the many pilgrim routes to Santiago, in the direction of Kermorgant. I believe there used to be a Roman road in this area as well, linking Carhaix and Morlaix.

Signpost in Le Cloitre St Thegonnec The GR380 beyond Le Cloitre St ThegonnecThe GR380 beyond Le Cloitre St Thegonnec

The Grange in Kermorgant was both a barn and a house, and dates from the 19C

Kermorgant
Kermorgant
Penmergues in the distance
Penmergues in the distance

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The view from Quillien, towards Morlaix & the sea
The view from Quillien, towards Morlaix & the sea

There is a Museum of the Wolf inLe Cloître St Thégonnec, with limited opening times, and although we did not visit (I wanted to explore the church instead) it could be interesting. There are also two standing stones, menhirs, in this area, which indicate that the area had been occupied in prehistoric times: the Menhir de Kermorgant is mentioned on the internet, and the map indicates one near Foennec. Maps are not always accurate and we didn’t look for either on this occasion.

Back in Le Cloitre St Thegonnec, with its Museum of the Wolf
Back in Le Cloitre St Thegonnec, with its Museum of the Wolf

Further information
Megaliths in Finistère

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