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©Ju on the road

The Vias Promenade

The Promenade des Vias is a short, easy and pleasant 5.5 km walk in Terres-de-Meuse. A perfect loop when you’re short on time but want to get out and breathe in the fresh air. It offers a fine overview of the Burdinale-Mehaigne Nature Park, starting from the village of Huccorgne, not far from Moha. In fact, it’s a great route to combine with the Promenade de la Pierre, if you’ve got a taste for too little.

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Justine Toussaint


Ju on the road

Practical information:

  • Start and parking: 32 Route de l’Etat 4520 Wanze. Possibility of parking next to the small playground.
  • Distance: 5.5 km
  • Not accessible for baby carriages and people with reduced mobility

Leave your car at the Huccorgne local school parking lot, and start your route by heading towards the church. This is the church of Saint Jean-Baptise, built high up on a rocky spur. It’s said that its font dates back to 1611, but I haven’t been inside to check. You soon leave the village center and find yourself in the middle of vast green meadows. You pass through them, enjoying the unobstructed 360-degree view of the pretty countryside. The fields stretch as far as the eye can see, with just the wind turbines spinning in the distance. It’s quiet and peaceful.

At the end of this country lane is the former château de Marneffe, now a prison. You’ll then head along the Taille Gueule wood, a veritable haven for birds. In fact, it’s not impossible that you’ll hear the song of a titmouse or the drumming of a great spotted woodpecker’s beak on a trunk.

Passing through some pretty streets in the village of Huccorgne and along a wooded path to reach the main road. Don’t worry, it’s the story of a few meters, just before heading back up towards the Bois Brûlé. I hope you’ll be lucky enough, like us, to spot a deer in this little wood! It’s always a pleasure to be able to discreetly surprise an animal in its natural habitat. Walk along it before crossing a small bridge over the Mehaigne to reach the Ravel. This is a magnificent section, if you have the chance to come back on foot or by bike. Before you set off, don’t forget to take a break on the little terrace above the water (next to the playground). I was lucky enough to observe a beaver in the middle of the day. An explanatory panel will tell you more about the river’s fish.

One thing’s for sure, this Promenade des Vias really convinced me of the rich flora and fauna of the Burdinale-Mehaigne Nature Park.