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publishers of the Red Dog guides to Brittany

Wayfaring in Brittany is a narrative of exploration along old paths, exploring the story of a place and its people through landscape, history and legend.  It is also a book about solitary walking through adversity, a personal journey in search of identity forged on foot.

Contents include:

Megalithic meanders

A Celtic path

Roman fragments

The monk’s journey

In the footsteps of a saint

Walk on the wild edge

and much more.....




Writer and historian Wendy Mewes has lived in Brittany for more than 20 years and her passion for and in-depth knowledge of her adopted home shines through in her latest book. “Wayfaring in Brittany” takes the reader on ten journeys – on foot and by boat - around France’s Celtic region, following in the footsteps of prehistoric man, the Romans, Welsh saints and even “the devil”, with Wendy as your personal guide. She engagingly explores the ancestors’ reasons for taking such trips, deftly weaving in historical facts with myths and legends, and showing the reader how these early wayfarers shaped and continue to influence modern-day Brittany. This book is a must read for any fan of this region and will inspire the reader to undertake his/her own experiential journey into the past. As Wendy says, “Wayfaring is more than a sense of physical progress. It is immersion in history…. Beyond the basic function of movement and travel, there lies an expression of relationship with place and with human ancestors back a long, long way.”

Vicki Trott, Travel writer