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Brandérion – Brec'h

STAGE PROFILE 28.5km  7H10

DIRECTIONS

0.0 km Brandérion. Leave via the righthand side of the church and go into the public gardens of the Mairie (Mayor’s Office), passing in front of the covered wash-house and near the weavers’ museum [musée de la tisserie], then on the left go to the carpark and the route de Languidic which you take to the right. At the outskirts of the village, take the road heading right, pass by two roads on the right and before a Cross take a path on the right which goes back onto the road 200m further on. The road goes through the hamlet of Squivit, then, going past the first path on the left, take the following one on the left which goes up into the woods between two embankments.

Pass a landscaped bank and continue alongside the bank which turns left to arrive at a large path under the trees, where you take a right. Continue, bearing right at a crossing of paths, and 20m further, go down a little path which is almost straight ahead into a little wood half-way down the slope. Exit the wood under a powerline, and go alongside a fence which goes down towards the valley. Before arriving all the way to the bottom of the valley, turn left into a ‘hollow’ embanked path, and when you get to a field, take a right to cross the river , a little further on by a bridge. (Be sure to close the gates properly)

On the other side, continue straight ahead between the marshy areas to go back up beside a hedge, which you follow to the left as far as the field gate. Take the path which next turns left to enter into the hamlet of Kerhern-Liven, then turn right between the houses and leave the hamlet going straight ahead. At the next junction, in the woods, take the little road to the right, and 100m further go left, then 500m after that, go left. After 500m on this road, take a right, before the hamlet of Kerhoc’h, onto an agricultural access track for 200m. Cross a chicane (narrow section) and go left into an orchard. Leave this orchard between two stands of bamboo. Pass the water-fountain and then head along an uphill avenue leading to the village of...

1h10 4.5km Kergohanne and the chapel of Saint Jacques. Next take the path to the right of the bread over, crossing fields. When you arrive under the powerline, bear left through the woods. At the paved road, cross straight ahead and arrive at the fountain of Saint Jacques, then, via the path to the left, reach the D102A, upon which you head right and follow for 1km. Then take a grassy path on the left between two fields. It goes into a woods, and as soon as it turns left, you go straight ahead crossing over a little bank. Follow an almost-straight path till you get to a grassy path, which you take to the left, passing through a barrier, and after 1km on this path arrive at Coët Evenec on a little paved road where you take a right. After 500m, at the crossing, go left. The road then turns right and continues for 1.5km towards Coët Crann.

Arrive at Mané Lanégo on the D24, cross it and take a path through woodland for 300m heading south. Arrive at a little road, and take it to the right towards Kerdreïn, 300m further, take another little road to the left. 1km further on, the road turns right after a junction towards Kerlois and 20m further take a left between a cultivated field and a marshy area. 100m further on the left, go into woodland behind the embankment, and go along it for 500m before getting to the (yellow) waymarked walking trail of « Bons Voisins [good neighbours] » which you take to the left. It brings you down towards a stream, cross it on a small bridge, then go up it to the left before taking a right as far as a woodland path then to the right a driveable track, and at Kérivaut St Guy go left onto a little paved road.

500m further, take another small road to the right which crosses the D33 with a slight step to the right, and after 400m follow a path to the left. At the entrance to a woods, below a big oaktree, leave the path, turn right to go alongside a bank on your left and arrive at a perpendicular embankment with an opening which gives access to a dirt path which you take to the left. Arrive in the hamlet of Miniho Bihan, pass by the house on the left and take a path on the right which leads to a small bridge over a little stream, then goes up towards a fountain and then via a ‘hollow’ embanked path to the...

4h10 16.5 Km Chapel of St-Goal at Minio Braz. Take the road to the left and 10m before the D33 pass to the right of the small wall which runs alongside the road in the woodland for 150m, then continue on the lower side of the D33 as far as the crossroads with the D16 at the place known as Le Poteau, take a right for 300m and then a paved road to the left for 2km Go past the industrial buildings on the left. At Kerguéro, after an abandoned pigsty on the right, take a right onto a gravel path for 500m. Just after some new livestock buildings, take a right into a little woods on a path which soon starts to descend towards the valley. Mid-way along the slope, take a left along the side of the valley for 500m then go up again to reach a path on the left, which you take heading towards the hamlet of Kérizan Alanic. It becomes paved ; cross a bridge over a little railway line and continue to the village of Filerit which you pass through for 100m before taking a path on the right, and soon after another right onto a straight forest road, cross a little stream, then get to a grassy path on the right, cross a bridge and go up towards the hamlet of...

5h45 23 Km Calan. Just after the chapel take a left, then a grassy path on the left, and go to the right in the planted woodland. Go alongside the bank, cross a little bridge over the stream and get to the edge of a cultivated field below which you go along, taking a path on the left. Turn right and go along the border of the field for 50m before reaching a grassy path. Where the path carries on to the right, take a path to the left in the woodland which leads to a little paved road which goes alongside the D768. Go right along it for 500m towards Pont Christ, cross the D768 and take a little paved road facing you towards Kéridy Izel then Kerguibra Izel. After 1km the road takes a right, and crosses a stream at Pont Milèn. Arrive on a somewhat larger road, and take it to the right as far as...

7h10 28.5 Km Brec'h