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Harchies marshes

  • Woodland, nature reserve or natural area
  • Education to nature

The Harchies marshes, in the Hainaut, are wetlands of ornithological interest. This nature space offers one of the most diverse flora in Wallonia.

Located by the Musée de l’iguanodon de Bernissart, these 550 hectares are manged by the CRIE (Centre régional d'initation à l'environnement or Regional centre focusing on nature awareness). Its mission? Preserve this exceptionally rare area.

History

Mining led to collapses of the surface and subsoil in places. In time, the ground level water rose, creating these wetlands covering 125 hectares of the site.

What to do

  • Take a guided tour to learn more about the reed beds, a natural habitat (sadly getting rarer these days) for migrating birds
  • Use your binoculars to get a glimpse of the local fauna
  • Try one of the 2 routes on site (4.8 and 6.7 km)
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The birds, of course... and how peaceful the site is.

 

More information

Difficulty

Easy

Length

Minimum distance4.8 Km
Maximum distance6.7 Km

Duration

Maximum duration3:00

Facilities

Services

  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service

Equipement

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Animals

    Pets allowed

    Visites

    FR - NL
    The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.