The Hidden Valley of LocEguiner

We were now based in Sizun and looking forward to easy walks, sightseeing, and visiting the parish enclosures which are a particular feature of Finistère. There was also work ot be done but it felt enjoyable without any further responsibilities or pressures. We had previously enjoyed the walk called ‘La Vallée Perdue’ and decided it would be a good walk with which to being our stay in Sizun. It is c. 7 kms and c.2.5 hours is a reasonable length for completion, walking steadily. The description of the walk is on the internet and I believe also published in the Topoguides. We used an ordnance survey map. 

It was a warm day we parked outside the church in LocEguiner, walked down a lane and between some farm buildings to head down into the valley.

LocEguiner In the Lost Valley, LocEguiner In the Lost Valley, LocEguiner

In the Lost Valley, LocEguiner

In the Lost Valley, LocEguinerIn the Lost Valley, LocEguiner

The walk ends up by climbing a steep hill out of the valley and the path then passes through farmland to return to the church.

Mealies at LocEguiner

The South Porch, Calvary and Bell Tower of the Church of LocEguiner

The South Porch, Calvary and Bell Tower of the Church of LocEguiner

The enclosing walls and remains of the Triumphal Arch of the Church of LocEguiner

The enclosing walls and remains of the Triumphal Arch of the Church of LocEguiner

The church is named after Saint Eguiner, a Breton saint of the 5C who apparently came from Ireland. The church was closed so I don’t have any interior views. This is one of the parish enclosures and so as well as the church there is a small calvary, the enclosing walls, and the remains of a triumphal arch, but no ossuary.

This is an enjoyable walk and a good way of starting a stay in Finistère – do try it if you are in the area.