Starting from the village of Bierbeek, a well-signposted 8-km walk takes you through the fields and into Mollendaal Forest. Kids in particular might like the play areas and the wooden sculptures here and there.
Blow away those cobwebs with a walk along the seashore. Start at Oostende and turn right. Walk a couple of hours along the beach until you reach the lovely seaside resort of De Haan where you can stop for lunch. Onwards then to Blankenberge. You can then catch the coastal tram back to Oostende.
The beautiful Voerstreek area of Limburg is a super place for hiking and cycling
I reach the halfway point on the GR 571 long-distance path through the Ardennes
Stage 4 of the GR 571, and the first signs of spring along the River Salm
Stage 3 of the GR 571: Steep climbs, reminders of WW2, great views, and snow!
Stage 2 of the GR 571 featured steep ascents, great views, scary footbridges and some snow!
Get ready for a superb natural spectacle. Bluebells. Millions of them
The GR 571 goes through some of the most attractive scenery in the Ardennes. Here’s my guide to Stage 1
Follow me over a few weekends as I walk the 165-km GR 571 long-distance footpath in the Belgian Ardennes. It’s just one of many long-distance paths that criss-cross Belgium. Will I complete it? Let’s find out.
If you want to explore the Picardy Wallonia region of Belgium, here’s a good website to start your journey of discovery
An ingenious network of cycle paths and footpaths covers many parts of Belgium
A 15 km hike through the green valleys around Masbourg in the Ardennes
A 14 km walk through forests, fields and heathland, and a visit to my past!
A 11 km hike through forests, along a river, with some unusual sights and gorgeous autumnal colours. This is the kind of walk I love: an area I’ve never visited before, so with all the anticipation of new discoveries. And there were plenty!