There’s plenty of activities to do and events to attend in Belgium in December 2019, both in the major cities, and the wilds of Wallonia.
A closer look at one of the key events during the Battle of the Bulge in the Belgian Ardennes
Find out all about the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, and visit local museums and sites of interest
The forests around Chimay are excellent for hiking. Here’s a circular walking route for a day in the forests around Chimay.
A rainy day hiking in Virelles, but with an unexpected and delightful observation After all the “excitement” of the previous evening, my second day of my walking weekend in the Ardennes started out well, with a copious and tasty breakfast at B&B Les Gabelous, after which Ben, my […]
A lovely and varied walk in Wallonia, with plenty to see. I recommend this hike around Viroinval for a day or weekend! Setting off early for my long weekend away in the Ardennes, I was in the village of Nismes by 9.30 a.m. This is one of the […]
An adventurous up-and-down hike through an Ardennes river valley
A 22 km hike from the village of Esneux up to the top of La Roche aux Fochons
I reach the halfway point on the GR 571 long-distance path through the Ardennes. Yes, I did survive the cold night, and getting up early enabled me to experience the dawn chorus.
Stage 4 of the GR 571, and the first signs of spring along the River Salm. I see the season’s first butterflies, come face to face with a stoat, find some badger footprints, and discover that my overnight lodging is an ice-box.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Get those walking boots on for a 15 km walk around Erezee in the Belgian Ardennes. The walking is fairly easy: no steep climbs. And there’s an interesting chocolate museum just outside the village too!