Category: Brabant Wallon

Brabant Wallon in Belgium is a gem for hikers. It has a network of shorter footpaths, while a couple of GR long distance footpaths run through it. The whole area has some lovely countryside and picturesque villages. What’s more, once you leave the towns, you can be guaranteed some peace and solitude.

Bowls of chestnuts, freshly picked

Grey day in Grez-Doiceau

A 7.5-km walk around Doiceau, with opportunities to harvest the fruits of the wild. No, it wasn’t the sunniest day. In fact it was grey and getting greyer by the minute. But I came back with a big bag of chestnuts to cook for supper. Oh dear, that didn’t work!

Memorials and watermills in Rebecq

Until May 29th, in the village of Rebecq, 25 km south-west of Brussels, the local museum is hosting an exhibition to commemorate the loss of an RAF Lancaster shot down over the village in the Second World War. During the night of 27/28 May 1944, the Lancaster was […]

Trail of the unexpected – Rixensart

For me, one  enjoyable aspect of walking in the countryside is the possibility of the unexpected. This walk, which starts from the Château de Rixensart, certainly gave me a few surprises. With your back to the castle, turn left, walk up the road, take the first left into […]