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Kids on Tour - Experience nature with all your senses

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Kids on Tour - Experience nature with all your senses

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  • Kids on Tour - Heppenbach
    Kids on Tour - Heppenbach
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A walk for nature explorers of all ages

easy
Distance 6 km
1:35 h
125 m
125 m
616 m
491 m

Learn to recognize animal tracks and identify the sounds of the forest: it’s something the whole family can do on the nature adventure trail in Heppenbach. It’s where art, nature and learning come together. At the beginning of the walk, coniferous and mixed woodlands alternate. The path then goes a little uphill to a place called the "Hepscheider Kneppche". If you need a little rest, there is a bench waiting for you here. You then pass the Rugtloof quarry, with its impressive rockfaces.

 

You enter the nature adventure trail via an overgrown path that leads you into a beautiful broadleaf forest. True to its motto "With all your senses", you can feel, smell, see and hear as you participate, test and marvel. The adventure trail appeals to the explorer in everyone. Play a tune on the tree organ or take a seat in the forest theatre. On small paths off the main path, you will find other imaginative installations. Some are mysterious, like the glass house, where stories of children from all over the world have been assembled. Others are impressively large, like the “twelve-pointer”. Now, what kind of animal is that? Come here to find out!

Author’s recommendation

More information under: www.ostbelgien.eu/en/walking/walking-with-kids  

The brochure is only available in German, French and Dutch.

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Author
Tourismusagentur Ostbelgien
Update: August 03, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
491 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 1.60%Forested/wild trail 58.31%Unknown 40.09%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.5 km
Unknown
2.4 km
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Safety information

Somewhat suited for prams

Tips and hints

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St. Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

info@ostbelgien.eu

www.ostbelgien.eu

 

Start

Heppenbach | Parking at the forest nature trail GPS: 50.359372, 6.233715 (491 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.358987, 6.233386
DMS
50°21'32.4"N 6°14'00.2"E
UTM
32U 303219 5582205
w3w 
///party.sustainable.comfortably

Destination

Heppenbach | Parking at the forest nature trail GPS: 50.359372, 6.233715

Public transport

By train: www.belgiantrain.be 

By bus: www.letec.be   

Parking

Heppenbach, Parking at the forest nature trail 

Coordinates

DD
50.358987, 6.233386
DMS
50°21'32.4"N 6°14'00.2"E
UTM
32U 303219 5582205
w3w 
///party.sustainable.comfortably
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Make sure to wear hiking shoes and clothes according to the weather. 

Similar routes nearby

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  • Genusstour 7 - Still ruht der See
  • Pleasure tour 5 – In the valley of the butterflies
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
125 m
Descent
125 m
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
491 m
Round trip Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers

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