A 14 km walk through forests, fields and heathland, and a visit to the past. Why? We used to live in Langdorp, over 20 years ago. We spent 3 years there, and I haven’t been back since. Will I recognize it? Will it have changed? Read on to find out!
Armistice Day 1918 marked the end of the First World War. We tend to think “phew, that was that!” and believe that people could finally get “back to normal”. But to the Flemish returning to Flanders Fields, they were greeted by desolation and danger. It marked the start of a huge clear-up of the devastated landscape.
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!
Sense-Sations is an opportunity to sample the delights of Mechelen’s local food and drink specialties. I was invited by Mechelen Tourism to test it out. It was fun, and if you do it, you might be able to “click” with the shop assistants better than I did!
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!
The 538 steps up St. Rumbold’s Tower are worth the effort, for the views from the top are breathtaking
Keerbergen Mill is the last remaining mill of 76 that used to grind corn in the Dijle region. If you live in the neighborhood it’s worth taking a look at, although currently you can’t go inside.
Get those walking boots on for a 15 km walk around Erezee in the Belgian Ardennes. The walking is fairly easy: no steep climbs. And there’s an interesting chocolate museum just outside the village too!
Flanders was renowned for its beautiful tapestries from the 15th century onwards. A Saturday morning visit to Tongerlo Abbey in Mechelen will open your eyes to the beauty of Flemish tapestries.
Situated between Brussels and Lille, Picardy Wallonia offers some great hiking and cycling opportunities
Situated between Brussels and Lille, the area of Wallonia Picardy offers some great hiking and cycling opportunities.
A 11-km historical and nature walk through the attractive village of Lathuy near Jodoigne
An easy map to see all the places mentioned on Discovering Belgium
A lovely 14 km (or shorter) walk through the cool forests around Diest: ideal on a hot summer’s day.
Sunday July 12 is your opportunity to jump into a Belgian river