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Brittany – Huelgoat

11. 2. 2020 - Various
Brittany – Huelgoat

Huelgoat Forest

Huelgoat is a municipality in the department of Finistère in Brittany in northwestern France. The village lies on a lake created between the 16th and 18th centuries to supply water to local silver-lead mines by means of a 3 km canal.On its territory lies the forest Huelgoat.

Huelgoat is popular with tourists and holidaymakers due to its impressive natural setting among the vestiges of the ancient forest that once covered inland Brittany. Once part of royal and ducal lands, the forest is now overseen by the French forestry commission, the National Forests Office. It has an area of 10 square kilometres. A large replanting scheme has repaired much of the damage sustained by the forest in storms on the 15–16 October 1987, when 3.1 square kilometres of trees were levelled or damaged.


Hiking path in Huelgoat forest


A number of geological and prehistoric curiosities can be found by following trails in and around the village and forest. Among these are:


Chaos de Rochers – Chaos of Rocks in the Huelgoat

La Roche Tremblante

La Roche Tremblante or Trembling Rock – balanced boulder, weighing 137 tons in the Huelgoat forest in Brittany


Grotte d'Artus

Arthur’s Cave, Huelgoat, department of Finistère, Brittany, France

Menhir de Kerampeulven

Menhir de Kerampeulven, Berrien, departement Finistère, Brittany, France




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