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Walking in the Ardennes

Belgium, Luxembourg and the Ardennes

Walking in the Ardennes covers 32 day walks between 2 and 24km and one multi-stage route, the Sentier du Nord. The Ardennes region in southern Belgium overlaps into Luxembourg and France and features rolling hills, deep valleys, rivers and wide reaches of forest. Walks take in WW2 battlefields, medieval castles, towns and villages.

Seasons

walks can be done at any time of year; June and September are best as accommodation is open, crowds are unlikely and there is a good chance of decent weather

Centres

Belgium: Dinant, Spa, Bouillon, Malmedy and La Roche-en-Ardenne; Luxembourg: Clervaux

Difficulty

walks have no technical difficulties but vary considerably in length and height gain; no specialist equipment is required

Must See

the extraordinary and renowned habitat of the Hautes Fagnes; the cave systems at Han-sur-Lesse or Rochefort; Bouillon and its castle; the military museum at Diekirch in Luxembourg
ISBN
9781852846862
Availability
Published
Published
6 Jun 2014
Edition
First
Pages
224
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.30cm
Weight
250g
Overview

A guidebook to 32 day walks and one multi-day trek across the Ardennes region. Exploring the beautiful scenery of southeastern Belgium and venturing across the border into Luxembourg and France, the walks are suitable for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

Day walks range from 2 to 24km (1–15 miles) and can be enjoyed in 1–8 hours. The Sentier du Nord trek (part of the GR57 long-distance trail) from Weiswampach to Diekirch is described in 6 stages covering 68km (42 miles).

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each walk
  • Detailed information on planning, refreshments and public transport
  • Highlights include Bouillon and its castle

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Jeff Williams Cicerone author JWILLIAMS

By 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 Ötztal Alps, as well as Cicerone's 'Walking in the Drakensberg'. Jeff also trained as a safari guide in South Africa and currently teaches new guides and lectures in North Wales on safari guiding and walking.

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