Country walks

Bertembos wood anemones

Practicing the art of sitting still

A lovely place to visit at this time of the year. And if you sit still, you’ll be surprised at what you can see and hear.

Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary

Today I set myself a challenge. I decided to go on an ordinary Saturday morning walk in my very ordinary neighbourhood, in search of the extraordinary. So I worked out a 13 km route, took the bus to Wespelaar, and walked back home, in search of the unusual.

Did I succeed? Judge for yourself…

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Well, my quest got off to a good start; a traffic policeman certainly makes an unusual sight in a garden. The gnome doesn’t look too happy to have been ousted from his usual prominent position.

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Rosdel nature reserve

Enjoy a few hours walking around this “oasis of tranquility” near Hoegaarden

Anliwer Forest

Walking in Anlier Forest

Anlier Forest in the south of Belgium is one of the country’s largest forests. Here are seven walking routes through Anlier Forest.

A day in the Molignée Valley in Namur province

A day in the Molignée Valley, south of Namur, could incorporate a country walk, a visit to the historic ruins of Montaigle Castle, a tour of the Abbey of Maredsous, a visit to a snail farm, and a trip on a rail-bike.