Pleasure tour 23 - 19,7 km

Walking · Eupen

The High Fens evoke images from the far North, of tundra and heathland.

After the shaded terrace and appetising aromas from the inn at Haus Ternell we set off into the valley of the Hill. On the edge of the Hertogenwald the broad trail turns into a steep unmade path. From a long way down below the roar of the Hill makes itself heard, but it can't drown out the twitter of the birds. The Hill is reputed to be untamable. On its banks, it looks gentle and submissive, but as it follows its course it hurls itself into the valley, wild and unchained. As we ascend, we're glad to be able to avail ourselves of the handrail.

At the edge of the wood, the Herzogenhügel bridge appears, via which we make our way on to the plateau. A place that seems to be screened off by the forest from the world outside, because a deep silence has descended here. Via this long climb, we make our way back to Brack Fen, a moor landscape that is less well known, but none the less charming for that. Among the tall grasses we come to Rotenbüchel, where the Getzbach rises and its black waters weave their way through the landscape.

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 62 > 71 > 24 > 64 > 17 > 84 > 1 > 77 > 80 > 71 > 76 > 63 > 32 > 95 > 46 > 65 > 39 > 96 > 62

More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

Hints

Stop for a bite to eat in the cosy restaurant Ternell. 

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Distance 19.7 km
  • Duration 5:24 h.
  • Highest point 289 m
  • Lowest point 290 m
LoopRefreshment stops availableBotanical highlightsFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

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

Details

  • Difficulty Medium
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 624 m
  • Lowest point 430 m
Recommended season
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

Safety advice

For experienced hikers. The route along the Hill is breathtaking, but contains difficult sections.

  • Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

 

Recommended equipment

Wear tall hiking boots, take water with you and drop into House Ternell for refreshments.

Further information and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

+32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu

info@ostbelgien.eu

Start of the tour

Down by Ternell house.

Coordinates

  • DD 50.586076 , 6.129513

End of the tour

House Ternell

Route

Hiking in the junction system:

Follow the hiking route nodes: 62 > 71 > 24 > 64 > 17 > 84 > 1 > 77 > 80 > 71 > 76 > 63 > 32 > 95 > 46 > 65 > 39 > 96 > 62

More information: https://www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/hiking-route-planer 

By public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.de

By bus: www.infotec.be

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Parking at Ternell Nature Centre. GPS-Coordinates N503516 - E60777

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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Map recommended by the author

High Fens - hiking map - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop