Blaugies, between two worlds

Gastronomic ,  Walking/pedestrian at Blaugies

7.3 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 30min
Medium
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  • A route that runs between fields and woods, to the discovery of a lovely valley and an industrial heritage.

    Far from the stereotypes, the Borinage is a green country. Blaugies is a village that lives with the rhythm of hay-making. We move along the country paths, towards the Saint-Ghislain woods which from the 19th century had been the border between two worlds, less than a kilometre apart. On the hand, that of small-scale farmers, on the other, the mine. We are aware of it treading through the woods, here on clay soil, there on coal dust... In the woods, the stream plunges us into a wild world – we even surprise a deer. And yet, going up the path, on the right are found the ruins of the Sauwartan mine, witness of an era when dust, pollution and noise invaded the woods. So things justly return – near the ruins, daffodils appear in season. The black of Borinage is no more...
  • Difference in height
    134.65 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Brasserie de Blaugies
This artisanal family brewery was born in 1988. In nearly 30 years, it has acquired its letters of nobility by exporting the name of its beers to the four corners of the world. Today is brews five beers: the Moneuse, the Spéciale Noël, the Darbyste beer, the Saison d’Epeautre and the Vermontoise. All are prepared from malt and hops, spelt or wheat, 100% natural. And the tradition continues since son Kevin, a biotechnology graduate, is not at the head of the brewery with his wife Bérangère. The restaurant Le Fourquet, meanwhile, is managed by their son-in-law Cédric. The adventure is not yet ready to stop...
Visits to the brewery by appointment only.
Rue de la Frontière, 435
7370 Dour
Tel. +32(0)65/65.03.60
www.brasseriedeblaugies.com
135 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 132 m
  • End altitude : 132 m
  • Maximum altitude : 139 m
  • Minimum altitude : 102 m
  • Total positive elevation : 135 m
  • Total negative elevation : -135 m
  • Max positive elevation : 17 m
  • Min positive elevation : -35 m
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