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If you need groceries there is an '8 A Huit' grocery store in the central square. An Intermarche supermarket on the road to Berrien sells fuel and is open Sunday mornings. A weekly market is held in Place Aristide on Thursday mornings where you will find lots of local treats on offer. Parking around town is free and ample.
Buy your permit at the Peinture store in the main square. You will find more information on Huelgoat on the Office de tourisme de Huelgoat website. Above the town are the enchanting gardens of ' Les arbes du monde au Huelgoat '. This lovely arboretum contains about 3, types of trees and shrubs from five continents. Andean and Himalayan plants are strongly represented.
It is well worth a visit particularly during the spring and autumn. Le Chaos De Rochers, Huelgoat, a 15 minute drive. Le Chaos De Rochers immediately adjoins the town. It is an array of vast granite rocks and boulders some 20 metres high which borders the sparkling river Argent. Park in town and walk to the entrance to the chaos which is by the bridge at the end of the lake. It is a great place for a picnic. There are many well marked trails you can use to explore the woods.
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Obtain walking maps of the forest from the tourist office in Huelgoat or use the ones provided in the gite. The river Argent in Huelgoat Forest. The forest was first mined for lead and silver by the Celts and Romans. It reached its heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries when around 1, people were employed to produce up to tonnes of lead and nearly two tonnes of silver each year.
The river Argent, which means silver in French, flows from the lake that lies at the centre of Huelgoat. The lake, which covers 15 hectares and is popular with fishermen. Two canals were constructed in the 16th century by German miners to run the hydraulic machinery at the old lead and silver mine which can be found in the middle of the forest.
We have a printed walk with a map available in the gite which will take you along the route of the old canal to the mine if you wish to see them for yourself. La Roche Tremblante in Huelgoat Forest. Strange rock formations litter these luxuriant woodlands. The ancient forest covers about hectares.
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One of the most impressive boulders is La Roche Tremblante trembling rock. This huge granite stone weighs tonnes and is 7 meters in length.
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It is pivoted in such a way that it can be moved if you know the right place to push. These huge lumps of granite are also known as Logan stones. Some local teenagers took pity on us and showed us the pivot point.
Andy had a go at moving it, successfully, as a couple of passing Dutch tourists will attest if you can find them to ask! Le Champignon, Huelgoat. You will need to leave the forest proper to see it as it is actually in a little wooded area across from the Intermarche supermarket on the road that leads to Berrien from Huelgoat. During the spring and summer this huge tonne granite boulder, balanced on a smaller rock to form the shape of a mushroom, is obscured by dense foliage. It is about meter walk along a footpath from the Le Chaos d'Huelgoat in the forest.
Enjoy the colours of Autumn on a walk in Huelgoat Forest. This lush green boulder strewn wood has a number of legends associated with it. Here are a few to whet your appetite. Bear in mind that there seem to be lots of different versions of these so I've picked the ones that I like the most! Legend has it that there is a fabulous treasure in this cave guarded by demons who fly around in the form of Willo-the-wisps. Whilst tucking into our crunchy baguettes we heard a loud hullabaloo, dogs barking, horns blowing - yes, it was the infamous "la chasse"!
One of the hunters, luridly clad in a bright orange vest, called out to us in English he obviously knew only mad Brits would be picnicking in the middle of January , "Are you not afraid?!
River Argent or the river of blood! They had a daughter, Dahut, who was raised by her father after her mother left him. Her mother eventually returned and took possession of Dahut's mind. Dahut became a cruel princess who took a new lover each night and in the morning would throw them into the River Argent from the Kastell Guibel which was built on a bluff above the river. In high winds, it is said that you can hear the cries and complaints of her dead lovers coming from the depths of the abyss.