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Nantes-Brest Canal ebook updated for 2015

The Nantes-Brest Canal ebook has just been updated for 2015.
Anyone buying the ebook now will automatically get the 2015 version with updated hyperlinks to walks and cycle circuits as well as updated accommodation information.
Already got the Nantes-Brest Canal ebook?
If you bought it since 8th March 2015 you already have the up-to-date version. If you bought it before 8th March 2015 you have the old version but you can get the up-to-date version free by just downloading it again from the link that was sent to you by email when you made your original purchase. Your authorisation number should still be valid for the up-dated version - you probably won't even have to re-enter it.
Any problems just email from the same email address you used to make your original purchase and we'll do our best to help.

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Update to the directions of Walk No. 32, Plaine Haute.

This walk starts from the mairie in the centre of Plaine Haute, but since the book was written the mairie has moved to a different building. The new mairie is set back from the road, on the western side of the D40, opposite the church.
Directions for the start of the walk should now read: 
1. From entrance to mairie turn R down road (D40) • 40m bear left, leaving D40           • 250m (just before village exit sign) turn L • 250m (opposite le Tertre aux Oies) turn R on track • 125m ignore track L, CA bearing R to CA on road in La Noe • At cross-roads CA to Carblou • At road end, CA to turn R round far end of barn on right • Follow path down into valley • Cross stream and CA up other side of valley and bear L • At track, turn R to larger track and turn L • Follow 500m to road in St-Eloy.

This change was notified by a helpful reader/walker. We are always grateful for this sort of information which we can publish here in Google + for the benefit of others.
Just email - with your information and we will do the rest.

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*Time passes slowly in #Finistère *
The station clock at Kerivarc'h, near Landeleau, probably stopped in September 1967, after the last train left for Carhaix, and nobody has disturbed it since.
The track-bed to the east from Kerivarc'h is just a farm track. It's cycleable, if you don't mind a bit of mud, as far as the #Nantes-Brest-Canal two kilometres away near #Pont-Triffen. If you are cycling the Nantes-Brest Canal and want a short-cut between Pont Triffen and Châteaneuf-du-Faou this is it. It will save you about 12kms. The track-bed westwards from Kerivarc'h has recently been laid with grey chippings, well compacted to make a reasonably comfortable ride on anything other than a road bike. It goes about 2.7 kms, passing over the Trémélé viaduct and ending at the D236, which you can follow ahead into Châteauneuf.
Not yet a green way but perhaps one day it will have all the signs and be part of the #V6 to Camaret. Time passes slowly in Finistère...

Follow this link for more about Brittany's Green Ways:
Follow this link for more about the Nantes-Brest Canal:

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Even in winter The Saints' Shore Way can be spectacular. This 130km thematic walking route along the Brittany coast from Roscoff to Lannion is described and mapped in a Red Dog guide. 

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Winter sunshine along the Saints' Shore Way.

Anyone who has one of the Red Dog guidebooks will be familiar with our dog logo, usually shown as just the dog on our book covers, either red or white depending on the colour of the background. This version with a white dog on a red background, reflected in the foreground is a new version which will be appearing sometime soon on a new website. It wasn't at first meant to be circular but that's the way Google+ presented it so there it is - in fact I quite like it circular...

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