After the tedium of the last few kilometres of the previous stage of the GR 121 into Nivelles, I was slightly apprehensive about the next stage departing from Nivelles.
I need not have worried. Stage 3 of the GR 121 long-distance path has to be among my top 20 walks in Belgium. It is a really lovely walk to do, highly recommended for a number of reasons. I give you just five.
2. The Canal
3. The Canal Boats
4. The Canal Lift
See this post of mine for all the details of this incredible feat of engineering.
Well worth a closer visit if you have the time.
So what are you waiting for? I am absolutely convinced you will love this walk. It starts from Nivelles railway station and ends 20 kilometres later at Braine-le-Comte railway station. Make a day of it, eat your packed lunch on the banks of the beautiful and ancient Charleroi-Brussels canal, enjoy plenty of peace and solitude, and even take time to visit Nivelles and the Sloping Lock of Ronquières.
Here’s the track on RouteYou.
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