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The Roche à l'Appel

Roche à l'Appel

A short but exceptional walk in the Ardenne et Gaume nature reserve with its magnificent geological rock formation Roche à l'Appel. Hikers must have a good condition to cope with the winding, sometimes quite steep paths. The circuit on and around the Roche à l'Appel is very special. Geologists from all over the world come here to amaze themselves at this rock mass which consists mainly of pudding stone.

Distance: 9 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 272 meters.

Trail: 100% unpaved.

Marking: Yellow diamond - yellow triangle - green triangle.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Ardenne et Gaume nature reserve.

The Roche à l'Appel was created by geological fractures at the level of the cutting surface of the primary massifs and the so-called basin of Paris. Pebbles, rock debris and quartzite from the Cambrian were crushed here 400 million years ago and form mysterious formations that are also highly appreciated by mountaineers. From the top you have a view of the mixed beech and oak forest, where mosses, lichens, heather and black blueberries grow.

Roche à l'Appel

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Caution is advised on the rocks in wet weather.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Roche à l'Appel.

Not far from the French border, La Roche à l'Appel is an exceptional geological site. It is one of the most important nature reserves in the Ardennes and Gaume. The site looks like a chaotic stack of huge pudding stones from Fépin, in the forest of Muno. The surrounding forests are very diverse in composition: oak forests, beech forests, pine forests. In some places, along the brooks that cut through the slope, there are peat areas that are interesting from a botanical point of view. The small world of moss and liver is remarkably rich and diverse. The entomological fauna, especially the beetles, is also represented by many species, sometimes very rare elsewhere in the country.

Maison du Tourisme du Pays de la Semois entre Ardenne et Gaume.