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The forest of Conques

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Le Tombeau Du Chevalier

This walk goes through the forest of Conques to the viewpoint of Libaipire. Here you have a beautiful view of Le Tombeau Du Chevalier, a meander of the Semois. From the forest you descend to the banks of the Semois. You follow the bank of the Semois to the starting point, you might spot kingfishers along the way.

Distance: 14 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 360 meters.

Trail: 93% unpaved.

Marking: None.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Le Tombeau du Chevalier.

From the starting point you immediately walk into the forest and follow a wide unpaved forest road. The Conques forest consists of 80% deciduous forest. You go over the tunnel of Sainte-Cécile without noticing it. After you have made a large wide loop, you continue on a forest path to the first viewpoint of Libaipire. Here you have a fantastic view of the meander of the Semois, which is called the Tomb of the Knight. Le Tombeau Du Chevalier indicates the island between the meander that is said to resemble a knight's grave. The ruins of Herbeumont castle are also clearly visible from here. There is also a bench at the viewpoint. You continue along the narrow forest path and soon arrive at the second viewpoint of Libaipire. Here you also have a nice view of the Semois and there is also a bench and shelter. You will now continue on mostly wide dirt forest roads until you reach the N884 - Rue de Conques. Cross the road and follow the paved road Rue d'Herbeumont for about 900 meters. After you have picked up the GR16 you walk back and forth to the viewpoint of Castelin. Here you have a nice view of the Semois again and there is also a bench. From now on you follow the banks of the Semois, first on a wide dirt road and at the end on a narrow forest path that rises to the cave of Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Just a little more and you reach the Rue de Conques again. Follow the road for 300 meters to return to the starting point.

Map & Poi's.