May they rust in peace
I am a full-time freelance writer based in Belgium, where I now have joint Belgian-British nationality. My day job is a technical copywriter, which involves writing content for websites, blog posts, white papers, presentations, video scripts etc., for companies in a range of industry sectors.
Discovering Belgium is my personal blog focusing, not surprisingly, on Belgium. It covers suggestions for days out, hikes, cycle rides, nature reserves, castles, museums, city trips and much more.
Encourage A Child is where I sell my eBook, "Encourage A Child To Watch Birds."
DenzilWalton.com is my professional technical copywriting site.
Three walks through the Belgian National Park. Choose any one, or mix and match depending on the time you have available.
When I saw my first article in print, I immediately went in search of a big hole to jump into and disappear. Forever.
There are five entry points to the Hoge Kempen National Park. From any one of these you can walk or cycle through this outstanding area of natural beauty.
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.
November is a great month for walking in the woods. One of the ways to make your walk extra special – particularly for children – is to find and photograph mushrooms and toadstools.
Dungeons, a torture chamber, displays of swords and guns, and some outstanding views from the top, combine to make a trip to Gravensteen Castle in Gent a great day out for kids.
A 22 km hike from the village of Esneux up to the top of La Roche aux Fochons
A short but pleasant country walk along the River Demer, starting from Testelt railway station
A super 87 km cycle ride through the peaceful, attractive woods and fields in between Diest, Beringen and Tessenderlo, and including the Valley of the Zwarte Beek.
A cycle ride is the perfect way to see the full extent of the Haspengouw fruit orchards – looking particularly fruitful at this time of the year!
A new brochure on Flemish Brabant is beautiful, and a great source of useful tips on places to visit
The cycle paths along the River Schelde are really excellent. And the possibility to hop from bank to bank on the river ferries adds to the day’s enjoyment.
It’s time to get your bikes out this Sunday, August 28th, for a 20, 40 or 70 km cycle ride around Leuven