This magical walk started from the Chapel of St-Guenolé and we were guided, as on many other occasions, by the excellent and reliable Wendy Mewes. The route was quiet, through green lanes such as one might find in Suffolk, and down avenues of ferns. The views over the Anse de l’Auberlac’h and the Rade de Brest were gorgeous.
Wendy Mewes, Walks in Finistère, Walk no.20, 9 kms
The Chapel of St Guénolé is named after Guénolé, a monk who lived in the 6C. His parents, Cornish aristocracy, emigrated to Brittany where he trained in Budoc’s monastery. He founded communities on the Isle of Tibidy and at Landevennec, where he died. There are at least fifty sites where he is remembered in Brittany, and six in Cornwall. Sadly the church was locked.