Pleasure tour 11 – Kingdom of the raptors

Walking · Bütgenbach

Between the High Fens and Bütgenbach Lake some impressive biological diversity unfolds in Weywertz.

The morning dew covers flowers and berries – up here at almost 550 metres, you can get a better feel for the chill of morning. The descent to the Warche opens your view out on to a beautiful, flat pasture landscape.

A little beach at the edge of the river invites you to stop and take a short break. In this silence it seems that the echoes of the ceasefire can still be heard: the point at which you cross the Warche here is also the entrance to the Elsenborn military base, the scene of such dire combat during the Ardennes Offensive in 1944.

The US Army succeeded in stopping the German attack. Green hedges beautify the trail, which winds its way along the ridge. At the end of our hike we reach the Warche one last time, as it ripples along between tall grasses and hay meadows.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 25 > 21 > 30 > 24 > 35 > 32 > 29 > 26 > 36 > 33 > 25

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern 

Hints

Herba Sana – the health garden: here, you can immerse yourself in a herb garden with over 120 medicinal herbs and 450 information panels.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Distance 12 km
  • Duration 3:08 h.
  • Highest point 179 m
  • Lowest point 177 m
LoopGeological highlightsBotanical highlights

Geographical location

  • Country Belgium
  • Region Région Wallonne
  • Province Verviers
  • Municipality Waimes

Details

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 598 m
  • Lowest point 500 m
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Safety advice

A hike without difficulties. Muddy stretches in the woods.

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu 

info@ostbelgien.eu 

Start of the tour

Church Weyewertz, direction Wallbrückstraße, which leads to the Warche. GPS coordinates 50.2613 - 6.0986

Coordinates

  • DD 50.435425 , 6.164199

End of the tour

Near the church at Weywertz.

Route

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 25 > 21 > 30 > 24 > 35 > 32 > 29 > 26 > 36 > 33 > 25

More information: http://go.ostbelgien.eu/routenplaner-wandern 

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Weywertz - at the church.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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Map recommended by the author

Around the lake of Bütgenbach - hiking map / IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu  - Webshop