The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen is one of the most imposing castle estates in Belgium.
A pleasant walk along country lanes and crossing the fields of Walloon Brabant, passing through four villages on the way.
Explore the heaths, ponds and woods of De Maten nature reserve in Limburg.
Due to the coronavirus, the Hallerbos just outside Brussels will be closed to visitors.
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 […]
You can’t beat a cold, frosty and sunny morning for a lovely Saturday morning walk
I’m frequently asked why I left the UK and moved to Belgium. When I tell people the whole story, they are often totally amazed.
The Voerstreek is one of the prettiest regions of Flanders; and is covered with footpaths and cycle routes, making it an excellent place for a day out. This was my first visit to the area – and it won’t be my last!
Enjoy the wonderful sight of over 1 million flowering bulbs in the grounds of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden
When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, itâ€™s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum
The 538 steps up St. Rumbold’s Tower Mechelen are worth the effort, for the views from the top are breathtaking Looming over Mechelen market square is St. Rumbold’s Tower. Nearly 100 meters high (it was originally intended to reach 160 meters) and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s […]
For three weeks every spring, the phenomenal Royal Greenhouses in Laken are open to the public (in 2016: fromÂ 15 April until 6 May). They are a marvel of 19th-century architecture that house a stunning collection of plants, many of which are now in bloom. You don’t have to […]