- Walking or hiking
From the Maison du Pays des Collines, walk through the village of Ellezelles and prepare to meet with mythical creatures.
Something is happening in the village of Ellezelles, in the Pays des Collines... Something magical, supernatural even, which can be glimpsed when turning the corner of a street, looking through groves or even at the entrance of the forest: an invite to a pleasant 6-km long trail.
Le Sentier de l’Etrange, quite a surprising walk, features pieces by Watkyne. Statues and creations, along the trail, are sure to delight children and adults alike... A leaflet, designed by Jacques Vandewattyne, will guide you through this fascinating universe. So far, 15,000 visitors have fallen under its spell!
Departure: Maison du Tourisme d'Ellezelle
Distance: 5 km
Difficulty: easy to average
Signs: orange square
The interactive map, detailed itinerary and gpx file can be downloaded here.
The origin of Le Sentier de l’Etrange
Watkyne, a pioneer of folk art, came up with the idea of a stroll in nature, featuring sculptures and bas relief themes around witches, elves, etc... in the 80s.
Every year, a few more pieces are added to this incredible trail. Think of it as an open-air museum, an outdoors permanent exhibition which can be visited throughout the seasons.
Choose comfortable walking shoes or, if it's been raining, boots.
Visitors with specific needs
The Sentier de l'étrange is one of the many sites certified by Access-i (meaning with facilities or/activities adapted to travellers with specific needs). You will find more details on the website to plan your visit.
- Staff present on-site to help you find your way
- Parking: 2 spaces for PRMs
- Access: the first 800 m make it easier to find the beginning of the trail
- Adapted toilets