Hiking in the Belgian Ardennes at Ninglinspo

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Not as steep as I had hoped for...

One of the things that I really miss while being back in the Netherlands are my (almost) weekly hikes in the Catskill Mountains or the Hudson Valley. The Netherlands are way to low and crowded to provide a hiking experience like there. Not even close!

I always compared the Hudson Valley to the Belgian Ardennes, so, I thought it might make sense to go for a hike in the Ardennes. After some research on the internet I came upon a hike near the Ninglinspo River in Belgium, that was said to be a steep one. The Ninglinspo River is Belgium's only mountain river, which has quite a steep drop.

After a long drive the environment looked promising. The first section of the hike, however, was quite a disappointment. The trail ran on a road, just in a straight line. No rocks, no steep narrow winding trails like in the Hudson Valley, and no views. There were also many people around, and unlike in the US, not one fellow hiker greeted me when I kindly greeted them.

The end of the hike turned out rather nice, with a more exciting trail. Unfortunately the sun was setting quite early so I had to run through the landscape. I will have to comeback some day in summer.

More pictures below. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond

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Not as steep as I had hoped for...
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