Nature walks around the Abbey of Maredsous
The region is bursting with picturesque, varied and authentic spots that nature lovers will enjoy.
The Abbey of Maredsous has marked out 4 walks in the valley of the Molignée: from 2.7 km (+- 45 min) to 7.1 km (+- 1h55).
Feel free to ask for more pieces of information at the reception center Saint-Joseph. You can also find topographical maps of the Institut Géographique National (National geographical institute) in the bookshop of our center or in tourist offices in the province of Namur: www.pays de namur.be.
Marked out walks
This first circular route is marked out and will allow you to see the nearby surroundings of the Abbey of Maredsous, this « family » walk of 4.4 km can be done is +- 1h15 minutes.
This circular route is marked out and will allow you to see the nearby surroundings of the Abbey of Maredsous, this « family » walk of 7.1 km can be done is +- 1h35 minutes. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/embed?mid=1q_JCpUwmwuC3F-YlhsYX8aLFSnzzVo5l&w=380&h=300]
This circular route is marked out and will allow you to see the nearby surroundings of the Abbey of Maredsous, this « family » walk of 2.7 km can be done is +- 45 minutes. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/embed?mid=1Rzm85asnRovWIUR3fUk_veq3Njdu_TQ0&w=380&h=300]
Finally, keep in mind that the Code du Randonneur wallon (code of Walloon hiker) governs each of your moves in our forests.
1.stay on the paths open to flow, so that you will not trouble the balance between flora and fauna. Marked out routes will help you to discover our forests.
2.THE FLOW OF POWER-DRIVEN VEHICULES is exclusively limited to open roads. Walkers enjoy the serenity of the forest. Avoid shouting and making any noise that could disturb animals.
3.KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH or leave it home. Your faithful friend could disturb brooding or frighten forest animals just because of its smell.
4.AVOID MUTILATING TREES. Limit your picking and do certainly not cut any protected species.
5.REFRAIN FROM LIGHTING A FIRE: fire hazard is more important than it seems.
6.IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO CAMP IN FOREST. You can find camping sites in the area.
7.BE CAREFUL DURING HUNTING SEASON, RESPECT PROHIBITION SIGNS: they are here for your safety.
8.TAKE YOUR WASTE WITH YOU. The forest will remain clean and welcoming after you left.
9.RIVERS ARE ALSO LIVELY (with animals and plants). Do not disturb them.