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Villers-la-Ville : Up and down in the woods at Villers

Villers-la-Ville : Up and down in the woods at Villers

Distance : 8,4 km
Difficulty : middel

A very undulating route, mainly through woods with parts crossing streams. Not recommended for push chairs. Wear high-cut walking boots or Wellington boots. Not to be missed: the Moulin de Chevlipont mill, with its waterwheel and ponds. A stop at "l'Etoile" is also recommended before returning to the Abbey.

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Starting point

56 Rue de l'Abbaye
1495 Villers-la-Ville
Lat : 50.5893Lng : 4.53034
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Start : the Abbey of Villers

Opposite the abbey, turn right and walk up "rue de l’Abbaye" under the railway bridge.

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Villers-la-Ville Abbey - An exceptional heritage site in Wallonia

Villers Abbey, founded in 1146, with its majestic ruins, is one of...Read more

8 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Genappe
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Abbey Mill

The old sandstone abbey mill dating from the early 13th century stands...Read more

Avenue Georges Speeckaert 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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Porte de Namur

Go through the Porte de Namur. 20 metres further on, turn right onto a track that climbs up the banking. Continue on this track. At the fork, continue upwards and left, cross the road and follow the track which bends left and then right.

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Chapelle Notre-Dame

A la rue (boulevard neuf), prendre à gauche et ensuite première rue à gauche, chemin Notre-Dame.

4 Chemin Notre Dame 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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SI Anciennes écuries

Datent du 18 ième siècle.

8 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Genappe
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Chapel ND des Affligés

Arrival at the Rue de l’abbaye (cobbled street). Notre Dame des Affligés chapel. Turn right.

7 Chemin Notre Dame 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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Porte de Namur

L'édifice présente une façade tripartite édifiée en briques et pierre...Read more

8 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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Courreur des bois

At the exit of the woods, take the track on the left and follow the trail markers (yellow rectangle).

53 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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Chapel of Notre-Dame des Affligés.

At the northern edge of Tilly, the chapel of Notre-Dame des Affligés...Read more

7 Chemin Notre Dame 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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Carrefour

At the crossroads, turn right and follow the tagging yellow rectangle ; at the next crossroads, turn left and follow the tagging yellow rectangle.

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Moulin de Chevelipont

En 1293, le bailli de Nivelles accorde aux religieux de Villers le...Read more

7 Rue de Chevelipont 1490 Court-St.-Étienne
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L'Etoile

8 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Genappe
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Ry Pirot

On arrival at a T-junction, turn left twice and then follow the Ry Pirot stream. (cont.) On arrival at the Ry Pirot stream, turn right (), uphill. At the Y-junction, turn left and leave the marked trail (). Cross the crossroads and follow the white and green trail markers: the track leads left and then immediately bends round to the right.

48-54 Rue d'Heuval 1490 Villers-la-Ville
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Vue sur La Roche

At the fork, turn left. At the crossroads, turn left and continue straight ahead (). Ignore the tracks to the right.

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Ry Pirot 2

On arrival at the railway, turn left alongside the railway. Follow the track which drops down below the railway embankment. Keep to the right and follow the trail markers. Cross Ry Pirot.

Rue du Ry Pirot 1495 Court-Saint-Etienne
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Moulin de Chevlipont and Ry St Jean

Cross the rails at the level crossing and continue straight ahead. Just before the private property, turn left on to a small wooded track. Cross the Ry Saint-Jean stream and continue. At the T-junction, turn left and walk under the railway. Stay on the main track, always turning to the right as it goes uphill.

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Etoile

At the locality “L’Etoile” (a large clearing), cross and join the cobbled street, "Rue de l’abbaye".
Turn right and walk downhill towards the Abbey under the "Porte de Namur" and the railway bridge (8.5 km).

53 Rue de l'Abbaye 1495 Villers-la-Ville
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