Starting from the church in Hermeton-sur-Meuse, parts of this 18 km walk are best described as “challenging” so I would not recommend it for young children.
The reason is that there are some really steep climbs and descents – so steep that in a number of places, ropes have been helpfully provided to give you something to cling onto. But if you – and your older children – like a bit of adventure, and have good walking boots with decent tread and grip, then this is definitely a hike you’ll enjoy. However, I wouldn’t recommend doing it after heavy rain, when I would imagine some of the paths would be quite scary.
It starts off very easily, with a pleasant walk through the woods on either side of the river Hermeton.
Then the fun begins as you come face to face with the steep bits. I had the pleasure of the company of my youngest daughter Suzanna with me.
I must admit that the river valley itself isn’t the most picturesque – certainly not like the Valley of the Hoegne that I described recently. So we were both very pleased that we did an extra few kilometres that took us away from the river and up into the surrounding hills where we got some lovely views.
If you think I am exaggerating as to the inclines, here is the proof:
Here is the route on RouteYou.