Hiking trail no. 6 - The lakes circuit

Saint-Renan Saint-Renan
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 11 Km
  • Duration 2h45
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Walks
lac-saint-renan-sunrise2-(c)N. Strypsteen
Lake Pontavennec - SAINT RENAN - Dylan BUTEL

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This hike takes in a large part of the valley mined for tin by the Compagnie minière de Saint-Renan between 1960 and 1975.

With the circuits published by "Iroise Bretagne", choose quality hiking with official circuits marked and maintained by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère and Pays d'Iroise Communauté.

You can also see a fountain and a large wash-house, as well as the St.Renan lakes.

- Parking du stade au lac de la Comiren > Yellow and white-red
- Lac de la Comiren à Lokournan > Yellow
- Loukournan au lac de Lannéon > White-red
- Lac de Lannéon à Loukournan bis > Yellow
- Lourkan bis au parking du stade > White-Red and yellow

At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

See the bottom of the page for all the activities and restaurants in the area.

Documents to download
Step 1/2:

START: You can park in the parking lot at Ty-Colo lake, 29290 Saint-Renan, near the athletics stadium.

The Post Office building was built on the site of the Saint-Renan railway station.
The tracks were located on today's Rue du Pont de Bois, and the Aber Ildut river ran parallel to them.

Saint-Renan railway station

In 1957, the Saint Renan marshes revealed a large deposit of tin ore, exploited by the Compagnie minière de Saint Renan.
After fifteen years of exploitation, the deposit was exhausted.
Today, seven lakes remain.
In the heart of the town, the shores of the "Ty Colo" and "la Comiren" lakes have been landscaped for the enjoyment of walkers.
The smooth waters of the Ty Colo lake were the first in Brittany to host an astonishing water sport: wakeboarding, on a wakeboard pulled by a cable.

The hike will (re)discover the Lac de la laverie, Poulinoc and Lannéon lakes.

Lake Comiren
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