Walking in the Ardennes

Walking in the Ardennes : Belgium, Luxembourg and the Ardennes

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This guidebook contains detailed route descriptions of 32 varied day walks and one 68km trek (split into 6 stages) in the Ardennes, situated mostly in Belgium and spreading over the borders of France and Luxembourg. The day walks range from 2km to 24km, and the trek can be split into manageable stages, varying from 8km to 20km.

The walks can be completed by anyone with comfortable hiking boots. This comprehensive guidebook fits into a jacket pocket or rucksack, and contains information on the history of the Ardennes, where to stay, what to take and more, with custom-maps given for each walk. These beautiful and historic walks are manageable all year round, with June and September being the best time to go. Plenty of history and nature is on hand, including relics and museums of the WWII Battle of the Bulge, medieval castles, and beech and oak-forested hills.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 13mm | 250g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 photos and 45 maps
  • 1852846860
  • 9781852846862
  • 587,291

Table of contents

Map key
Overview maps
World War II and the Ardennes
Plants and wildlife
Food and drink
Early guides to the Ardennes
Scope of this guide
Getting there
When to visit
Health and safety
What to take
The RAVeL network
Using this guide

1 Bouillon and the River Semois
Walk 1 Bouillon to Sedan
Walk 2 Corbion, Cretes de Frahan, Rochehaut and Corbion
Walk 3 Bouillon to Poupehan and back
Walk 4 Vresse and Membre
Walk 5 Bohan and the French frontier
Walk 6 Dohan and the Semois
Walk 7 L'Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval
Walk 8 Herbeumont: Viaduct and chateau
Walk 9 Herbeumont: Mortehan, viaduct and the chateau
Walk 10 La Ramonette
Walk 11 The Belvedere
Walk 12 Arboretum and patriots' memorial

2 Spa
Walk 13 Solwaster and the Statte stream
Walk 14 Fagne de Malchamps
Walk 15 Chateau de Franchimont
Walk 16 L'etang de Chawion and Lac de Warfaaz

3 Hautes Fagnes, Malmedy and Stavelot
Walk 17 An excursion in the Hautes Fagnes
Walk 18 Kaiser Karl's Bettstatt
Walk 19 Cascade and canyon
Walk 20 Chateau de Reinhardstein
Walk 21 Stavelot, Coo and Trois Ponts triangle

4 Dinant, the Meuse and the Lesse
Walk 22 The Meuse and the Lesse
Walk 23 Gendron-Celles station to Houyet along the Lesse
Walk 24 Le Parc de Furfooz
Walk 25 Chateau de Walzin
Walk 26 Belvaux and the Bois de Niau
Walk 27 Han-sur-Lesse and Rochefort
Walk 28 Chateau de Montaigle

5 La Roche-en-Ardenne
Walk 29 Maboge, Borzee and the ridges above the Ourthe
Walk 30 The Celtic fort
Walk 31 Circuit of the Lac des Deux Ourthes
Walk 32 La Roche, Cielle and Le Grand Bois

6 Luxembourg
Walk 33 The Sentier du Nord
Stage 1 Weiswampach to Troisvierges
Stage 2 Troisvierges to Clervaux
Stage 3 Clervaux to Drauffelt
Stage 4 Drauffelt to Kautenbach
Stage 5 Kautenbach to Goebelsmuhle
Stage 6 Goebelsmuhle to Diekirch

Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful websites
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About Jeff Williams

After a short commission in the Army, Jeff Williams trained in paediatric medicine and worked as a consultant paediatrician in North Wales for 30 years. During that time he wrote walking and climbing guides for the Stubai, Silvretta and OEtztal Alps, as well as the Cicerone guide Walking in the Drakensberg. Jeff also trained as a safari guide in South Africa and currently teaches new guides and lectures in Wales on guiding and walking.
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