This walk starts in picturesque Laforêt and, during the summer months, crosses the Pont de Claies, a claies bridge that crosses the Semois from June to September. Through a mixed forest and a more open landscape you walk to La Croix. Here you descend to Membre. In Membre you cross the Semois and start the steep climb to the watchtower at La Roche à Saloru.
Height gain: 389 meters
Way mark: See PDF route description
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Pont de Claies.
The walk goes through the pretty village of Laforêt in the direction of the Semois. From June to September, a wickerwork bridge is built across the Semois. The Pont de Claies is an heirloom of the tobacco growers who, without having to make a detour, made their way to the fertile farmland along the river. When you have crossed the Semois, you follow the river to Vresse-sur-Semois. Here you join the other route. Outside this period you can walk directly to Vresse-sur-Semois. You cross the Semois and go through the village. Once out of the village you start a steep climb to La Perche. From here you follow a nice forest path in the direction of La Terne. At La Terne, the landscape becomes more open and you walk along the traffic-calmed road to Grand Croix at an altitude of 365 meters. A nice covered picnic area has been set up here. From Grand Croix walk on a wide forest road in the direction of Membre. In Membre you cross the Semois again and you start a very steep climb to the watchtower at La Roche à Saloru (325 meters). Here you have a unique view of the village of Membre and the valley of the Semois. There are also some benches at the tower. Through forest and open landscape you descend in the direction of the starting point.
Paved and unpaved.
Beautiful covered picnic table at Grand Croix.
Attention: The Pont de Claies is laid from June to September, outside this period you can follow the normal route. The route over the Pont de Claies is 3 km longer.
Map and POI's
Accessibility & HRC
5550 Laforêt (Vresse-sur-Semois) Rue Saint-Agathe 98.
Park in the unpaved berm at the departure point.
Bus stop La Fôret Eglise | Bus lines 43 - 45/3 - 45.
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