Dolmen de la Loge au Loup

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All the guide books mention the major megalithis sites of Carnac and Locmariaquer. Brittany is however stuffed with smaller sites. Michelin 1:200,000 map marks many of these. In our travels we passed signs to many sites which aren’t marked on the map. We discovered some delightful places well off the beaten track and rarely visited by tourists.

Most only have a small sign off the road. Blink and you miss it. There is no advance warning and they don’t go in for the plethora of brown signs found throughout the UK. Also many are only signed going in one direction. Distances are rarely given, so you don’t know if you are letting yourself in for a 100m or 1km walk.

Dolmen de la Loge de Loup is one such site. We saw the sign to it off the D1 between Tredion and Elven, skidded to a halt and reversed.

There is a small parking area off the road and it is a 5 minute walk along a track through the forest. An encouraging sign part way along the track says 'dolmen 80m'. It’s probably double that.

The earth covering has been lost so it is easy to see the structure of the stones. It is unusual as it is a gallery grave made up of two rows of supports on each side which lean against each other and support the capstone.

It repaid the 30 minutes we took to visit.

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