in the heart of the Armorique National Park and formed by two Breton
words - 'Huel’ (High) and ‘Koat’ (wood or forest) - the name Huelgoat
means high forest or wood on the hill.
Built beside a beautiful lake of 15 hectares,
Huelgoat is an inland resort with two very contrasting characters.
Huelgoat will provide you with a convenient base from which to
explore the region.
The town is bright
and open, with lakeside walks, pedalo hire, fishing, tennis, cycling
and horse riding. In summer the town boasts an open air swimming pool.
to the bridge over the lakes’ outflow and you will be transported
into a different world. Through a chaos of jumbled rocks, you
can wander along footpaths through some of the most beautiful forest
in Brittany, where Beech, Oak and Conifers cloak the landscape of
leafy glades With bubbling streams and mysterious Celtic Stones, where
the legends of King Arthur, Merlin and the Druids survive. Known as
the ‘Moulin du Chaos’ the granite rocks, have taken on curious rounded
forms through years of erosion. See ‘The Virgins Cooking Pots’ or
experience ‘The Trembling Rock’ - one touch of the finger and
the 8 ton boulder actually trembles!