Things to do
For more information, try the Tourist Office website
For nature lovers :
Hulgoat Forest: explore the giant rock formations and the legends of Arthur’s Cave or the Fairy’s Pool, try to make the massive Trembling Rock move an inch or two, or simply lose yourself in the magical atmosphere of Huelgoat forest with its rich flora and fauna
The Huelgoat arboretum: experience a rich variety of over 3000 species of trees from all over the world in this 40 acre park
Les Monts d’Arrée: just a 30-minute drive away you will find yourself in a vast area similar to Dartmoor or Exmoor, with far-reaching views and wild landscapes. Perfect for rambling, hiking or climbing up to the top of Mont Saint Michel de Brasparts or, for a gentler stroll, try driving a little further to Le Drennec Lake.
The North Coast : drive 45 minutes north of Huelgoat and you will find some charming old fishing villages and spectacular Breton beaches.
For arts and crafts lovers:
L’Ecole des Filles: a converted school which now hosts exhibitions and talks from local artists. http://francoiselivinec.com
Galerie des Méandres: contemporary art gallery
Stroll along the streets of Huelgoat and you will see a selection of independent arts and crafts shops offering a wide range of original creations – a shoppers’ dream!
The Valley of the Saints: an impressive open air exhibition of huge statues depicting Breton saints.
For sports lovers:
Cyclists will find plenty of circuits, in particular those along the famous Green Way, La Voie Verte : www.francevelotourisme.com
Sports events: Each year in September Huelgoat hosts “Les Roc’h des Monts d’Arrée” cycling race www.lesroch.org
Hiking circuits: Hikers and ramblers will be spoilt for choice:www.bretagne-finistere-huelgoat.com
Families will love these tree-top activities in the nearby town of Carhaix: www.karaezadrenaline.com
The lake and river at Huelgoat are ideal spots for fishing: www.aappmadehuelgoat.jimdofree.com
For history fans :
A short drive away in the town of Carhaix, the excellent Vorgium centre will take you back to a time when the Romans settled in this very area : www.vorgium.bzh
Relive the story of the French Resistance during the Second World War in this fascinating museum : www.musee-etangneuf.fr