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Alte Schieferplatten Wanderweg - St Cadou Bretagne      balade des carrieres d'ardoise St Cadoufinistere bed and breakfast accommodation brittany france FdS
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Slates Quarries hike - St Cadou

walk and hiking path    
   
Distance: 12 km        Difficulty level: average        Time: about 3 hours
   
Markers:
from 1 to 2 = white - red
from 2 to 3 = yellow
from 3 to 1 = white - red

More information and details: "Le Parc naturel régional d'Armorique... à pied", "Les Monts d'Arrée", éditions TopoGuides


 
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This little hike will take you between lake and "mountain" (385 meters...), through nice landscapes near St Cadou.
 
An important production of rustic slates, also called moutain slates, took place in the neigborhood of St Cadou, St Rivoal and Commana (see also the Blue Stone and the Mougau hike). If the roofs of most old local country houses, including our B&B and our Weaver House dating back to the 17th century, are still covered with thoses slates, nearly all of these quarries are now disused. Be however careful when exploring these old open sky quarries: they can be quit dangerous, especially on rainy days as they will be slippery, filled with water and rocks may slide.
 
This tour can also be reach by foot directly from our Bed and Breakast, taking the Drennec Lake hike, or by car in 5 minutes.

 

To see:To do:
Slates quarries
  Water sports (sailing school, wind surfing, pedalos, ...).
Kerouat Mills (Kerouat) et Cornec House (St Rivoal) heritage centersBeaches
Animal life watching (birds,  otters,  coypu, fox, roe deers, ...) Wild salmon and trout fly fishing in the Elorn rivers, trout fishing in the Drennec lake and it's tributaries
Maison du Lac du Drennec
 
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