Huelgoat Lake

Huelgoat
Brittany
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

The lake at Huelgoat is a pretty and peaceful environment in quaint village surroundings. A manmade lake built to provide water for the nearby silver and lead mines, it flows into the River Argent and into the streams and pools of the Forêt d'Huelgoat. Canals lead off to the disused mines but today the lake is a great place to enjoy some boating and fishing. Carp, pike, tench, perch and roach can all be found here and herons, ducks and swans also call the lake home. Hire a fishing boat, electric speed boat, or take a trip out in a pedallo. An old watermill sits on the edge of the lake and behind it lies the enchanting Forêt d'Huelgoat, full of incredible granite boulders and magical myths and legends.

 

Nearby attractions

It is said that King Arthur walked these woods and left some of his treasure in a cave called the Grotte d'Artus.

The Duchess Anne's House, the Maison dite de la Duchesse Anne, is one of Morlaix's most famous monuments and is an excellent example of the lantern houses which were unique to Morlaix during the Renaissance era.

Descend into the magical realm of fairtyales, myths and Arthurian legend at the Armorique Natural Park.

Situated on the Kernéléhén peninsula in the Finistère-Nord region, the Barnenez Cairn is a truly exceptional megalithic site.

Places to visit nearby

Huelgoat in Brittany is a secluded village, nestled in the Monts d'Arrée, that is home to the magical Forêt d'Huelgoat where unusual rock formations and fascinating myths and legends abound.

Morlaix in Brittany is a medieval town famous for its 19th century viaduct, charming 16th century half-timber houses and the beautiful Bay of Morlaix.

St Pol de Léon in Brittany is an historic town known for its religious heritage and the vegetable farming around the town, which made it one of the largest market-garden regions in Europe.