Pleasure tour 10 – Meadows and woods

Walking · Amel

Pure nature on a hike through a vast landscape of meadows and woods.

In Heppenbach, the hay harvest is beginning. The perfume of freshly mown grass is in the air. This also seems to inspire a fox who, not far off the trail, waits to ambush field mice intoxicated by the midsummer air. Nature reveals itself, simply and overwhelmingly, right in front of our eyes. Sparrows whirr in the cloudless summer sky.

A beautiful trail takes us to the Möderscheid mill, where a little stream babbles contentedly through the meadows. In the narrow part of the valley at Möderscheid the farms nestle up against the slopes, embedded in the landscape. Long fences describe a landscape which puts us in mind of parts of Scotland. Once we've arrived in Hepscheid, the view we get confirms once again how good life probably is on the banks of the Amel. Further down, the natural course of the little river draws a graceful pattern through the meadows.

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 25 > 14 > 15 > 2 > 80 > 5 > 25

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

Hints

Nature and art adventure path Heppenbach.

Difficulty

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Distance 14.7 km
  • Duration 3:59 h.
  • Highest point 256 m
  • Lowest point 256 m
LoopFamily friendlyGeological highlightsBotanical highlightsFaunistic highlights

Geographical location

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

Details

  • Difficulty Simple
  • Stamina
  • Experiential value
  • Landscape
  • Highest point 582 m
  • Lowest point 460 m
Recommended season
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Safety advice

A hike with a medium gradient. Strong ascent to Möderscheid. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Recommended equipment

Light hiking or jogging shoes are sufficient for this route on passable roads and paths.

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

Start at the church and follow the road leading up to the left. GPS coordinates: 50.2183 - 6.1308

Coordinates

  • DD 50.36398 , 6.21819

End of the tour

Near the catholic church in Heppenbach.

Route

Hiking in the honeycomb network:

Follow these numbers: 25 > 14 > 15 > 2 > 80 > 5 > 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

Parking next to the church.

Arriving by train, car or bicycle

Follow the instructions!

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