Magnificent route through the mining countryside of Borinage, today become green and very nice.
Soon after leaving the PASS, we come into a land steeped in history. In the 19th century, Borinage experienced its incredible Industrial Revolution. In 23 mines and 63 shafts, 20,000 workers laboured in difficult conditions. Seeing the remains on the road, such as this slag heap of Belle Couple, our imagination lets use delve in this other time. Further on, the trail meanders around a birch grove, covering a former colliery. At the edge, fields and meadows lead us towards little houses that seem crushed by the mass of the Héribus slag heap. On the slope, butterflies and birds circle around us. Today, the slag heaps are havens of peace for wild fauna and flora. Nature has provided a sweet revenge for the work of men...
- Difference in height
- 255.7 m
- Points of interest
1 Chez Isa
Open daily from 8:30am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 7pm, and Sunday from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Rue des Ecoles, 45
2 The caterer Xavier Adam
The restaurant is opened for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday.
Rue des Alliés, 105
- 256 meters of difference in height