Foret de Huelgoat
Foret de Huelgoat
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colinagmorgan
Huelgoat, France15 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Forrest walk is great no matter what time of the year from the green leaves of spring through to the many shades of gold and brown of the dying leaves in Autumn. The easiest access into the Forrest is opposite the Intermarche on Rue du Berrien, this leads you to a Creperie which is just beneath the Roc Tremblant. There are a few tracks up to the Roc in front of the Creperie but you can also make your way around the path to the other side where there rough hewn steps that lead you to the Roc. All the paths are a touch precarious so for those not good on their feet it is not easy. The Roc , is pressure is applied to the correct spot will gently rock, there is facing down onto the rock on the left hand side a small curved area that if you put your back against it and push up you will move the Roc. I have seen an old women rock it with just one finger against the rock up to the right of where I moved the Roc. The Creperie has a garden sitting area, it is popular but it is also popular with wasps. Walking past the Creperie go over the small clapper type bridge, to the right is a popular photo taking point. Carry on up the path to the right and you come across the memorial to the Resistance fighters who were murdered in the Forrest. Along this walk to the right you will see the rock shaped like a skull as you follow the river. After two gentle uphill slopes you will find to your left the Old Pont Rouge, a clapper Bridge and a few picnic tables under the shade of the trees. For those who want to shorten their walk, cross the Clapper bridge, go left up the slope and follow the road up the hill for about two hundred metres. On the left of the road you will see a path sloping up into the Forrest, follow this and at the end of the slope turn right and follow the Canal back into the village of Huelgoat. For those wanting a longer walk and somewhere to eat/ drink that is totally different, carrying on walking past the Pont Rouge, you will then come across the sign Mare au Sangliers, follow this then take the parity up through the Forrest and you will find yourself at the Libraire. I can fully recommend the Smoked Salmon and potatoe dish and the menu gourmand dessert.
Written October 30, 2018
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Maria R
Sintra, Portugal46 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This place is a hidden treasure once you walk through the narrow pathway of boulders each side of you into a forest of boulders in various shapes and sizes. The best time to go is before 2pm as after it can get very busy along the paths. The mushroom is brilliant.
There is a little cafe with garden for a well needed drink. The small but quaint village has little cafes/ crepes and the lake is beautiful.
Parking is good nearby. My 11 and 12 year olds loved it.

Written August 2, 2018
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anne_botten
Solihull, UK6 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This town and it's amazing countryside was our first introduction to this part of Brittany and we keep coming back. You can walk up or down the wooded valley with it's river and amazing rocks. You'll even be invited to try and move one of the biggest by standing on it. I believe it can be done. This is not for the faint hearted and keep a tight hold on small children. The town is lovely with a. Weekly market and a beautiful lake. Great Crepes too.
Written April 18, 2018
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arborfieldman
Wokingham, UK682 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
We stopped in the Foret de Huelgoat after what seemed like a very long journey from the ferry at St Malo. My wife had fond memories of visiting as a child and our children needed some open space, fresh air and exercise -- three things available in abundance in the Foret. The main attractions in the Foret are the rocky outcrops, gorges and natural grottoes which are dotted throughout the landscape, and its fun trying to get the trembling stone to tremble.
Written November 2, 2014
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8JohnF
Les Issambres, France120 contributions
Oct 2011 • Solo
Wonderful place to visit and walk through, miles and miles of wonderfully quiet woods, canals, rivers, streams and rock formations.
Start at the lake's outfall in Huelgoat and make your way right through to the Ancient Silver Mine workings.
Written September 27, 2012
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SigiL
Villers-la-ville, Belgium624 contributions
Aug 2017
As mentioned in the title, we drove 50km both ways to come here. We were so disappointed as we expected a forest, big and a bit fairy. Yes it is nice to see but small and more for kids (they were plenty of them and they seem to have fun).

If you stay close, why not having a look, if not, go somewhere else.
Written August 16, 2017
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Joachim S
Großkarolinenefeld229 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
We made a walk, like it is described in the "Rothers Wanderführer". The walk takes at least 3 hours. Impressive and really wonderful is the part from Huelgoat to the Chaos du Moulin, Grotte du Diable, Grotte Arthus etc (is a MUST!). The second part from the parking "Arquellen" to the "Rivière d'Argent and the silver mine is not worth to go. Especially the marking of the way is extremly bad. There is always the risk to go the wrong way. Sometimes the way ends in nothing.
Written June 14, 2017
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Colgate50
Bristol, UK312 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
First of all wear good walking shoes as the boulders in areas are uneven and slippery. Access to the devils hole is via a metal ladder as well as some rock scrambling, so flat shoes are a must!
It's a great place and so unusual, lovely surroundings and so peaceful. After the boulders there is a lovely walk alongside the river. We noticed a memorial to the resistance as well. This place is great for exploring. Not accessible for wheelchairs, ok for lightweight pushchairs.
Written March 8, 2016
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Jilly B
Peak District, UK96 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Lovely place to escape, walk, get back to nature and wander in. Amazing rocks of huge sizes!! Lovely little cafe too in a real sun trap. Children must love it here to play in. I would suggest though very sensible footwear as it's slippy in places and very uneven. Great place.
Written April 30, 2014
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bolbec
London103 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Really amazing place, enchanting views of mossy rocks, good climbs up and down for the adventurous. Very busy with (mainly French) visitors in August, so possibly worth an early morning visit for the most atmosphere. Torch useful. Plenty of free parking in Huelgoat (town square and along lake, vast overspill car park at Mairie) and at many points on roads running near the woods.

The booklet by Wendy Mews, widely available locally, has excellent maps and suggestions. Using this, we also walked up to Arthur's Camp (views very overgrown but nice paths) and along part of the upper canal, and drove out to the menhirs. From Arthur's Camp we ended up at Les Deux Rives cafe, rather disappointing (slow service, dry cake, no loo, run out of local products) but still welcome after a walk.
Written August 26, 2013
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