Brunch, a walking tour, lunch, a castle visit, plenty of churches … and much more!
Enjoy the wonderful sight of over 1 million flowering bulbs in the grounds of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden
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
An exhibition at the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres focuses on the contribution of Canadian soldiers in the First World War
Stage 3 of the GR 571: Steep climbs, reminders of WW2, great views, and snow!
When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, it’s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum
Stage 2 of the GR 571 featured steep ascents, great views, scary footbridges and some snow!
The MMP17 is a museum dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele
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
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites