A Pilgrimage between Lampaul-Guimiliau & Guimiliau

Lampaul-Guimiliau and Guimiliau are home to two of the most iconic of the Enclos Paroissiaux and it seemed a good idea to undertake a ‘pilgrimage’ between the two.
We created a circular walk whic started in Lampaul-Guimiliau by following the red lines on the map (PRs and GRs) and walked along quiet roads, green lanes, rivers, woods, and open rolling hills – lovely. There was the usual wayside calvary, marking the way, and sometimes it was muddy…

The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau
The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau

Woods around Lampaul-Guimiliau

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Walking around Lampaul-Guimiliau

And then we walked into Guimiliau – wow!

The main street of Guimiliau
The main street of Guimiliau
The Parish Enclosure at Guimiliau
The Parish Enclosure at Guimiliau

Just outside the town is this small fountain, St Miliau?, hidden in the hedging…

Fountain just outside Guimiliau
Fountain just outside Guimiliau

And then we plunged again into green lanes between tall, earth banks covered in ferns; wandered down grassy paths; and suddenly we were in sunny and open farmland. But within two minutes we rushed into the trees and huddled under our umbrellas in the middle of a deluge!

Walking outside Guimiliau

But this was Brittany and after five minutes we could continue – over the railway line, through a hamlet, past the cows, and finally Lampaul-Guimiliau came into view.

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Just a little peep inside the church at Lampaul-Guimiliau for now – another post to come!

The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau
The Church of Lampaul-Guimiliau

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