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Kids on Tour - Just a hole, or a home?

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Kids on Tour - Just a hole, or a home?

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  • Walhorn
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Where the badgers live

Distance 5.1 km
1:20 h
51 m
51 m
312 m
262 m

It’s all uphill at first, beside lines of thorny hedges. The path leading out of the village of Walhorn is surrounded by green meadows. Shortly after the “In der Rotsch” quarry you reach a small turnstile. Walk through it to follow a path that leads to a hamlet with a funny name: Langmüs – "Long Mice". The chapel, the Banneuxkapelle, has an old outdoor Way of the Cross stretching out into the woods behind it. You can tell exactly how old by looking at the dates on the crosses, or “stations”, written in Roman numerals. To find out more about how to read Roman numerals, see our game tip.

Pine trees tower high above your head. They can live for up to 700 years – but these ones are probably not that old. You can let off steam in the playground in the place called Johberg, or just sit down and relax in the shade. The view from here over Walhorn is truly wonderful. Beyond the playground lies a mysterious sunken path. Look for the holes at the edge of the path. These are badgers’ burrows, or “setts”. If you look closely, you might be able to spot some badger tracks at the entrances. The path takes you back to Walhorn, right into the historic heart of the village.

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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Update: August 03, 2023
Highest point
312 m
Lowest point
262 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 61.27%Path 35.97%Road 2.74%
Forested/wild trail
3.1 km
Path
1.8 km
Road
0.1 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

Walhorn | Parking opposite the Dorfstraße 35, 4711 Walhorn | GPS: 50.6752223, 6.0476035 (263 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.675245, 6.047764
DMS
50°40'30.9"N 6°02'52.0"E
UTM
32U 291417 5617870
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Destination

Walhorn | Parking opposite the Dorfstraße 35, 4711 Walhorn | GPS: 50.6752223, 6.0476035

Public transport

By train: www.belgiantrain.be   

By bus: www.letec.be  

Parking

Parking opposite the Dorfstraße 35

Coordinates

DD
50.675245, 6.047764
DMS
50°40'30.9"N 6°02'52.0"E
UTM
32U 291417 5617870
w3w 
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

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

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Distance
5.1 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
51 m
Descent
51 m
Highest point
312 m
Lowest point
262 m
Round trip Scenic Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Dog-friendly

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