Country walks

View over Coo from the top of the chair-lift

GR 571 Stage 3: Stoumont to Trois-Ponts

Stage 3 of the GR 571: more steep climbs, more snow, more great views, more fun! I come across plenty of reminders that this area was in the middle of a huge conflict during the Second World War, and experienced a wonderful climb with some great views from the top.

The GR571 follows the Chefna

GR 571 Stage 2: Aywaille to Stoumont

Stage 2 of the GR 571 featured steep ascents, great views, scary footbridges and some snow! And a lovely overnight stay at Maggie’s AirBnB in Stourmont.

GR571 Grand Fawe hills

GR 571 Stage 1: Comblain-au-Pont to Aywaille

I set off on the first stage of the GR 571 long-distance path in the Belgian Ardennes. I quickly get confused as to which path to take, but the diversion gave me great views. Oh, the temperature was below zero! Brrr!

Walking a GR long-distance footpath in Belgium

2016: The year of the long-distance footpath

Follow me over a few weekends as I walk the 165-km GR 571 long-distance footpath in the Belgian Ardennes. It’s just one of many long-distance paths that criss-cross Belgium. Will I complete it? Let’s find out.

the hills nearby Silly, Belgium

Great website for Silly Walks

If you want to explore the Le Tournaisis region of Belgium, this website is a good starting point. The whole area is worth exploring. It contains two natural parks, quaint villages, rural museums, chateaux, and a comprehensive network of country walks.

Walking network signpost in Averbode

Cycling and hiking in Belgium

An ingenious network of cycle paths and footpaths covers many parts of Flanders and makes it easy to devise your own unique cycling and hiking route.

Grupont

Masbourg: How Green is my Valley

A 15 km hike through the green valleys around Masbourg in the Ardennes. If you want some fresh air, wonderful views, cute cottages and a bit of solitude, this walk could be just what the doctor ordered!

A flock of sheep on Averbode Heath

Langdorp: A trip down memory lane

A 14 km walk through forests, fields and heathland, and a visit to the past. Why? We used to live in Langdorp, over 20 years ago. We spent 3 years there, and I haven’t been back since. Will I recognize it? Will it have changed? Read on to find out!

Walking through the forests near Outrelouxhe, Belgium

The golden forests of Outrelouxhe

There are some wonderful woodland walks in and around Outrelouxhe, particularly lovely when displaying their autumn colours.

Bowls of chestnuts, freshly picked

A 7.5 km walk around Doiceau

A 7.5-km walk around Doiceau, with opportunities to harvest the fruits of the wild.