Mont Panisel is a mysterious place packed with history.
It is said that this slag heap is a place of Druidic worship ... Besieged during the Battle of Mons on 23 August 1914, it also bears witness to the First World War!
  • Start your walk with a touch of magic by following the Ermitage trail which will take you to the mysterious “Tree of Liberty”!
  • Then, a tree-lined path takes you to the first viewpoint of Mons city where you can see the Belfry and the Collégiale Sainte-Waudru (Saint Waltrude Collegiate Church).
  • Go past a water tower and keep climbing, climbing and climbing some more before reaching the summit, perched at 107 metres high! 
  • Enjoy a magnificent view of Mons and the surrounding hills and valleys. Isn’t it magical!
  • To continue your journey, a little further down the heap you’ll find woods and hills, and even lower, a memorial to the 1914–18 Battle of Mons. Tread back over the soil besieged by the armies during the war!
  • You’ll also find the remains of an old mill and a fantastic waterfall, making for a beautiful finish in a magical place!
 Lose yourself in a unique place that’s far from everything and guarantees a change of scenery!
Explore Mont Panisel  in Hyon (Mons)