The inclined plane at Ronquieres

The Réseau Autonome de Voies Lentes (RAVeL), or as its website quaintly translates it, the Autonomous Network of Slow Ways, was established in 1995. This network of old canal embankments and disused railway tracks winds through much of Wallonia. Currently, it extends to over 1000 km of pathways. […]

Wild hamsters in Bertem

The wonderfully named Café D’aa Baon is your starting point for this 6 km walk. You can find it at Oude Baan 80 in Bertem. If you are travelling by public transport, buses 315, 316 and 317 leave from Kraainem metro to Bertem, or 410 from Brussels North […]

Walking in the Condroz

The Condroz is the plateau in the lower Ardennes that is located between the valleys of the Meuse and the Ourthe. Describing it merely as a plateau fails to do it justice however. It’s a succession of beautiful, verdant valleys and wooded hills. What’s more, its villages are […]

Wild orchids near Aarschot

I think orchids are wonderful. Not the huge ones stocked in florists, which seem to be more plastic than plant, but wild orchids. But, you say, wild orchids don’t grow in Belgium; aren’t they confined to the tropics? For the answer, go on this nature walk! The nature […]