Webbs of Glomel
There are many activities and sights in central Brittany, far too many to list here. What follows is merely a small sample of what is available.
Cycling and Walking
L'Abbaye de Bon Repos
Lac du Guerlédan
Located in the heart of Brittany, the Country of Guerlédan and Korong synthesizes all that makes the charm and the mystery of this land of legends. It owes its name to the two water levels from which it extends: the Lake Guerlédan (400 ha) and the Lake of Korong (76 ha) connected by the canal from Nantes to Brest.
Forests, woods, gorges, valleys, and moors harmonize its landscape. On these remarkable sites, you will be able to devote yourselves to an array of activities, some restful, some more energetic.
The Nantes-Brest canal is a meandering chain of waterways from Finistère to the Loire, interweaving rivers with stretches of canal built at Napoléon's instigation to bypass the belligerent English fleets off the coast. Finally completed in 1836, it came into its own at the end of the century as a coal, slate and fertilizer route. The building of the dam at Lac Guerlédan in the 1920s chopped the canal in two, leaving a whole section unnavigable by barge. Road transport had already superseded water haulage; now tourism is breathing life back into the canal. Canoeing "adventure" holidays are available, see our Links page for more information.
About 10 minutes drive away, Rostrenen is a very pleasant market town which offers a larger selection of shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets and a Tourist centre. Tuesday is market day in Rostrenen.
Carhaix, a larger town, is approximately a 15 minute drive away. Here you can find the Hospital, Railway Station, Cinema, Vets, more shopping, restaurants, and supermarkets. Market Day in Carhaix is on Saturday. It has an indoor Swimming pool with water chutes and indoor/outdoor Tennis courts. Carhaix also has an excellent tourist office which also houses a small local museum.
There are several Golf courses within less than an hour's drive. The nearest being 30 minutes away between Carhaix and Huelgoat.
There are Tennis courts nearby ready for use by the more energetic amongst you!
For those interested in "standing stones" or "menhirs", one can be found on the outskirts of the village. Others, and dolmens (stone tables), can be found throughout the surrounding area.
A pony club/riding school is just five minutes away.
Near Mael-Carhaix, approximately 6.5miles from the village, you can find an aquatic garden.
For the more adventurous amongst you, the West and North coasts are roughly an hour's drive away, as is Rennes, the Ancient capital of Brittany.