Walking is an important part of my life and the inspiration for most of my work.
The travelogue Crossing Brittany charts my walking experience along the 365km route of the Nantes-Brest Canal.
My practical walkers/cyclists' Guide to the Nantes-Brest Canal, with full maps and information about the canal and things of interest along the way.
Walking the Brittany Coast: Morlaix to Benodet (621kms) describes the fantastic coastal path in Finistere, with directions, details of sights, and practical information. This has got to be the most spectacular walking in Brittany.
Walking in Finistere is my collection of shorter circular routes, each suitable for whiling away a few hours in the hugely varied landscape of my favourite department.
The Saints' Shore Way: A 133km walk along the north coast of Brittany between Roscoff and Lannion. This was conceived as an extension of the Saints’ Way in Cornwall, and includes historical background about Dark Age migrations as well as full maps and directions.
Walks in Finistere (2017): A new collection of town, country and coastal walks. Includes features on places of special interest to walkers: the Monts d’Arrée, the Nantes-Brest Canal and the island of Ouessant. Detailed maps, information on sights along the way. Spiral bound for ease of use.
‘There are layers to excavate in language as there are in landscape. For me this descriptive hymn of topography is the true hold of Breton, and a reminder that identity was based on local landscape in the days when people travelled little outside their own communities. For walkers, these names are precious signposts to the past.’
I founded Brittany Walks in 2004, offering guided walks for visitors and residents. The regular programme finished in 2015, but courses and occasional walks/visits are still organized. Details can be found on the websitewww.brittanywalks.com.
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