Hiking: Lesse Heights

Unlike most of the hikes on this site, this one is just for the natural beauty of the Ardenne. Since much of the forest is less “forest” and more “curated agricultural land,” it is nice to find a spot where the forest seems dense and ancient. Almost the entire forest was logged in the 19th century, and sections of the old-growth forest won’t be found on the Belgian side of the border. The best spots are on the border’s French side, far to the south. However, for a convenient hike through the beautiful landscape of the Ardenne, the heights above the Lesse River are spectacular.

How to Get Here:

  • Regional trains from Namur via Dinant will take you to the starting point.
  • Hike Starts (and ends) at the Gendron – Celles Station in the Ardenne

Photography Note: This is mostly a woodland hike, so the ideal conditions will vary depending on what you are looking for. For the most part, though, this hike can be done at any time of day.

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