Walk from St Guenole, Brittany

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 FinistèreWalk no.20, 9 kms

Hidden paths on Walk no.20, Walks in Finistere

L'Auberlac'h on the opposite side of the Anse de Auberlac'h
L’Auberlac’h on the opposite side of the Anse de l’Auberlac’h

Hidden paths on Walk no.20, Walks in Finistere

Looking of the Anse de l'Auberlac'h towards the Rade de Brest
Looking over the Anse de l’Auberlac’h towards the Rade de Brest
The Pointe l'Armorique and beyond that the Rade de Brest
From the Pointe Dubidy towards the Pointe l’Armorique and beyond that the Rade de Brest
Looking towards the Crozon Peninsular
Looking towards the Crozon Peninsular

On the walk

Dryopteris?
Dryopteris?

Dryopteris?

Himalayan Balsam
Himalayan Balsam
Looking towards the Crozon Peninsular
Looking towards the Crozon Peninsular

Walk no.20, on the beach

Walk no.20 on the beach

A tricky decision point
A tricky decision point

On the walk

The Chapel of St Guenole
The Chapel of St Guenole

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.

Further information
Fascinating blogsite on Brittany
The Saints of Cornwall

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