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Not well marked, but enjoy

Turn at the bridge opposite the lake- it is not well marked. It helps to have good walking shoes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kathtrev101
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San Francisco, California
A Forrest Walk

The Forrest walk is great no matter what time of the year from the green leaves of spring through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
colinagmorgan
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Huelgoat, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Turn at the bridge opposite the lake- it is not well marked. It helps to have good walking shoes and to be comfortable walking up and down hills on dirt paths. Yes, it's really hard to move that stone, if at all. Not a long walk but a nice break from a car ride in this hilly area of Brittany. What a surprise, a little cafe with beer and light food at the bottom the hill next to the river.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank colinagmorgan
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited village of huelgoat end of August. What a great find the village is lovely and the lake is very picturesque. The lake flows into the forest and I believe the river flowing through the forest is called the silver river. The boulders are unbelievable in size and you wonder how on earth they get there. The scenery is fabulous and the walk through the forest is amazing. It was very pleasant and relaxing walk. It would be a difficult walk for people with mobility problems and the elderly, having said that there were older people around. There are plenty of places to sit and rest there is a cafe for refreshments. We walked through the forest in about 45 minutes . We stayed in the main walkway but there are offshoots where you can walk however they are quite steep in places. Well worth a visit and great for taking pictures . We will definitely return to Huelgoat this was our first holiday to france but already looking at touring again next year in our sports car , can say driving in France is easy with very little traffic in the Brittany area. Beautiful scenery and the countryside and coast is spectacular.

Thank Pauline H
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Not a place for the disabled or unsteady on their legs as there can be a fair bit of clambering over some very large boulders and an undulating terrain. Notwithstanding this, it is a beautiful place where you can grasp the enormity of the Ice Age that had deposited these to their current location. Worth a visit.

Thank 585Rodney585
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Since my grand-mother was born close by, I’ve always heard about the legends of the Huelgoat forest. It is a great little wood to walk in. To enjoy it fully, it is best to come prepared with good walking shoes and some pre-downloaded explanations of the legends of Huelgoat. Also, avoid the main paths as much as possible, as it feels much more magical to walk on a small footpath on your own by the river.

Also, if possible try to get there when the weather is dry, as the rocks could get slippery.

1  Thank Gilles G
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

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.

2  Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

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.

2  Thank anne_botten
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited recently - a group of 7 adults and 9 children.

We packed up high above the trembling rock.
The forest is very pretty and the stream and waterfalls were picturesque.
The map on the sign provided us with the locations of some of the different shaped boulders to find which the kids enjoyed.
There was a little cafe below the trembling rock - we didn’t go in but plenty did.

Thank sarahmel16
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The forest is lovely to walk around and there are rivers and a lake in the small town too. The little town of Huelgoat is worth a visit too and there is a market every Thursday morning.

Thank nigeltaylor1954
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Have walked through these woods countless times after buying property in Brittany nearly 30 years ago. Always a treat, favourite walk is the Mare Aux Sangliers ( the boars pool ). From the trembling rock, grottos, massive boulders and beautiful trees it is a must to visit this forest if you are in the area.

1  Thank Tom A
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