Wallonia offers nature enthusiasts vast green spaces, landscaped parks, nature reserves and other protected areas.
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- La HulpeWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Solvay Estate in La HulpeThe Solvay Estate in La Hulpe, listed as "Exceptional cultural site in Wallonia", features part of the Sonian Forest and the Château de La Hulpe.
- RochefortWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Famenne-Ardenne Geopark | Tourism, heritage and geology in WalloniaWallonia now has its very own UNESCO geopark, in Famenne-Ardenne. Discover how stunning and varied the landscapes of the regions are: a perfect day out with friends and family.
- ChinyWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Hat rocks in Chiny | a fantastic viewpoint on the Semois riverThe Hat rocks offer a stunning panorama of the Semois river and its meanders. A clearly marked path starting in Chiny will get you to this viewpoint.
- FurfoozTrekking & hiking
A walk through the natural reserve of Furfooz near DinantThe Furfooz park, in the province of Namur, invites you to discover its archaeological, geological and natural heritage. This family-friendly stroll offers lovely views on the Lesse river.
- Han-sur-lesseAdventure sports
A speleology trail at the Domaine des Grottes de HanA new speleology trail at the Domaine des Grottes de Han gives visitors the chance to explore caves never opened to the public before.
- PROMOBoussu-lez-walcourtCycling and Mountain Biking
The Eau d'Heure lakes, the biggest lake complex in BelgiumThe Eau d'Heure 5 artificial lakes, are a stunning preserved natural area and the largest nautical space in Belgium.
- PROMOHan-sur-lesseAnimal park/zoo/aquarium
The Han Wildlife ReserveVenture into the domain of the caves of Han and have a closer look at the Ardenne's flora and fauna in the Wildlife Park
- PROMOWaimesMuseum & discovery
The Maison du Parc-Botrange | A nature museum, information centre and breweryLocated on the highest site of the country, between the Fagnes plain and forest crossed by mountain streams, the Maison du Parc-Botrange welcome visitors in their quest to reconnect with outdoors activities and discover the largest Nature reserve in Belgium.
- VirellesMuseum & discovery
Let nature wow you at the Aquascope of VirellesThe Aquascope offers visitors quite fantastic adventures - from discovering the most beautiful pond in Wallonia to tree tops...
- NamurWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The arboretum of the Citadel of NamurTake a stroll in this lovely arboretum, near the Château de Namur and enjoy its rich variety of tree species.
- BütgenbachWatersports or sailing
The Bütgenbach lakes and its VENNtastic Beach (Eastern Cantons)The Bütgenbach lake, created by the Warche dam, offers a wide range of sports and outdoor activities. Why not enjoy VENNtastic Beach on its banks? Monitored swimming zone, trampolines, pedal boats, play areas, kayaking... There is something for everyone.
- AywailleWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Heid des gattes | A nature reserve in AywailleDo make a detour to admire its incredible biodiversity.
- Saint-vithWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Sankt Vith arboretumDiscover splendid trees and shrubs from all over the world along this didactic 2.5 km route near Saint-Vith. Informative panels will tell you all about these fascinating species.
- HouffalizeNatural Park
The Deux Ourthes nature park (Province of Luxembourg)The Deux Ourthes nature park can be found in the north-west part of the Province of Luxembourg, along the Grand Ducal border and includes 6 communes: Bertogne, Gouvy, Houffalize, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Sainte-Ode and Tenneville.
- Mont-de-l'enclusWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Bois de l'Enclus woodlandThe Bois de l'Enclus is mostly planted with beeches and offers sweet little paths throughout for those wishing to explore. It is at its most beautiful in spring, with bluebells filling it with a floral carpet...
- CarlsbourgWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Bois du Defoy and its didactic trail (Carlsbourg)The Bois du Defoy, part of the Counts of Ardenne-Verdun's estate in Carlsbourg (ancestors to Godefroy de Bouillon), is an experimental nature reserve.
- NadrinTrekking & hiking
The Rock of Hérou: stunning views over the regionThe Rock of Hérou, listed as part of the cultural heritage of Wallonia, is a surprising natural site, which you can discover when walking along the Ourthe river. This quite impressive outcrop is 80 metres wide at its base, 1,000 metres long and 90 metres high. The Michelin travel guide awarded it 2 stars and mentions i
- AmpsinMuseum & discovery
The Ampsin quarry: a nature reserve near AmayThe Ampsin-Amay quarry, considered site of great biological interest (SGIB or Site de grand intérêt biologique) and 30 hectares wide was listed a Nature Reserve in 2008.
- SpaWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Spa-Tahanfagne arboretumThis arboretum is nestled in a state-owned forest is just 3 km away from the town centre of Spa. 9 hectares wide, it was planted on a 450 m high, exposed plateau with a low slope heading North.
- MartelangeWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
Parc Naturel de la Haute-Sûre et de la Forêt d'AnlierThe Parc Naturel Haute-Sûre Forêt d'Anlier, in the province of Luxembourg, is shaped around the Haute Sûre basin and the Anlier forest.
- Flémalle-hauteWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Roches nature reserve near LiègeThe industrial area along the Meuse, in Flemalle, hides quite a gem: the Roches nature reserve.
- SeraingWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Arboretum of theBois de la Vecquée (Seraing)The arboretum nestled in the Bois de la Vecquée offers a splendid green space in Seraing, near Liège
- EllezellesWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Pays des Collines nature parkLocated near Tournai and Ath, the Pays des Collines nature park will enchant you with its hilly landscapes, terroir flavours and folkloric tales such as the Ellezelles witches or the giants of Ath...
- ViroinvalWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
Viroin-Hermeton nature parkThis beautiful natural site stretches over the commune of Viroinval in the commune of Namur, right between the Ardenne and the Calestienne regions.
- VirtonWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Virton arboretumAlthough modest in size, this green space offers a compromise between a forest-arboretum (by the choice of species planted) and the collection arboretum (by the size of the plots).
- BouillonWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Botanical and geographical arboretum of BouillonCreated in 1906, this geographical and botanical arboretum stretches over 2 hectares and features 150 different species (native and exotic combines, hardwoods and softwoods).
- Marche-en-famenneWalking or hiking
The Fond des Vaulx: a luscious, mysterious valleyThe enclosed Fond des Vaulx valley offers 15 hectares of wild landscapes, quite a contrast with the wide spaces of the Marche plain. Fauna, flora and geology in the area are sure to fascinate visitors, let alone the many legends adding a mysterious atmosphere to the area...
- FlorenvilleWalking or hiking
La Roche à l'Appel (Muno): an exceptional geological gemLa Roche à l'Appel, by the French border, is a fascinating geological curiosity found in one of the main natural reserves in Ardenne and Gaume. The site presents itself as a chaotic pile of conglomerate stones (Fépin's pudding stone), right in the Muno forest.
- TellinWoodland, nature reserve or natural area
The Resteigne quarry: a remarkable geosite admired by geologistsThis former quarry presents remarkable stratigraphic cross sections from the lowermost Givetian (rock formation from the Givetian period). It is frequently visited by geology students from universities all over Belgium and anyone wishing to get a better insight into the field of biostratigraphy.
The Julienne estate in Visé: woodlands, ponds and streamsThe Julienne estate stretches over 80 hectares by the stunning castle of Argenteau offers a wonderful day out with children or friends. This incredible green space includes woodlands, ponds and a leisure centre.
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