Charter of good hiking practices

Our tips for making the most of your hike... while respecting the sites!

Charter of Good Hiking Practices

On the trails of Menez-Hom Atlantique...

Our "hiking charter

Here's our advice on how to protect the environment and enjoy your walk in the great outdoors!

By reading and respecting this charter, we commit ourselves to preserving our natural heritage,
while enjoying our outdoor adventures to the full!
Hiking is an enriching experience that allows us to reconnect with nature and refocus on what is essential.
By acting in an eco-responsible manner, we contribute to offering future generations the opportunity to experience the same magical moments in nature...

So we invite you to put on your hiking boots, follow this charter with kindness
and marvel at the beauty of the environment that surrounds us!

Enjoy the ride!


Prepare your exit and stay safe!

  • Before embarking on a hike, get details of the route, the level of difficulty and the expected weather conditions. Let someone know your itinerary and expected time of return.
  • Equip yourself accordingly for your outing, including good shoes, a hat, sun cream and water.
  • Remain cautious and respect the highway code.
  • Follow the marked trails: they have been specially designed for your safety and to minimize the impact on nature. Avoid cutting across paths or creating new trails, as this can disturb local flora and fauna, and compromise your safety.
  • After you've passed through, be sure to close fences and gates. As you walk, remember that you are always on someone else's property. Be respectful of crops and plantations, and avoid disturbing domestic animals or herds.
  • Of course, share the trails with other hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Always give way to uphill users.
Hiking charter: preparation and caution
Vincent Edwell (background)
Hiking charter: take care of your environment
©Le Saint Photographie (background)

Hiking charter

Take care of your environment!

  • Respect wildlife:
    Admire wildlife from a distance, without disturbing it.
    Avoid feeding animals, as this can alter their natural behavior and damage their health.
    Don't pick wild plants or flowers, as they play an essential role in the balance of the ecosystem.
  • Protect sensitive sites:
    Some areas of nature are particularly fragile and vulnerable to human impact. Respect access restrictions and protected areas to preserve biodiversity and unique ecosystems.

Hiking charter


Be sure to preserve the beauty and integrity of the ecosystems you cross. Leave no trace of your passage:

  • Take all your garbage with you;
  • Use water bottles and reusable containers for your breaks and picnics;
  • Respect the regulations on camping (bivouacs are forbidden, except in dedicated areas) and fire (don't smoke in natural areas and, of course, don't light fires!);
  • Let's be discreet and quiet so as not to disturb the wild animals... and the peace and quiet of other users!
  • Let's keep our dogs on a leash (note that our four-legged friends are not allowed on Finistère beaches from June 1 to September 30 inclusive);
  • Clean your soles... You may unwittingly carry seeds or germs from other natural environments (especially after a stay abroad), which can upset the balance of fragile ecosystems.
  • Let's encourage carpooling and public transport for our hikes. Avoid traveling alone by car to get to the hiking site. If possible, carpool or use public transport. Respect lanes open to vehicles and park only in designated spaces.
Hiking charter: ecogestures
Vincent Edwell (background)

Photo credits: ©Thibault Poriel (header); ©Le Saint Photographie; ©Vincent Edwell