Huelgoat is popular with tourists and holidaymakers due to its impressive natural setting among the vestiges of the ancient forest that once covered inland Brittany.

Once part of royal and ducal lands, the forest is now overseen by the French forestry honoraires, the National Forests Office.

It has an area of 10 square kilometres.

A large replanting scheme has repaired much of the damage sustained by the forest in storms on the 15-16 October 1987, when 3.1 square kilometres of trees were levelled or damaged.

The village lies on a lake created between the 16th and 18th centuries to supply water to local silver-lead mines by means of a 3 km leat or canal.

For further information visit the Crozon Commune Office at