A Walk along Ninglinspo

A recent trip to friends’ in Bruxelles took us down to just south of Liège for a walk in the Ardennes. Details of the trip (including a map!) can be found on Mike Padgett’s site in an entry called Ninglinspo — he’s got a lot more interesting walks listed!

An Early Start

An Early Start!

After an early start to drive south, we started the 13km walk in good spirits!

Mike and J

Mike and J

A glove tried to hitch a lift right at the start, but we were having none of it!

Someone will have Cold Hands

The Ninglinspo is a little stream, that probably turns into a torrent when it has rained more!

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Throughout this part of the walk there is a constant accompaniment of babbling brook as water cascades off rocks.

Waterfall

Waterfall

And to help you get from one side of the stream to the other, simple bridges (that would no doubt not be allowed in the UK for H&S reasons!) are placed in convenient locations.

Photograph of a Photographer

Photograph of a Photographer

The waterfalls are many and some flow at an alarming rate!

Waterfall

Waterfall


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Waterfall

Waterfall

Now, some of the bridges across the water were missing handrails…this causing just a little consternation in J (as another approaches!).

Mike and J

Mike and J

Mike, like a mountain goat, strode across like it was motorway width!

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

While J has a more ‘careful’ approach.

Stand...when I can SIT???

But the prospect of being washed downstream isn’t very appealing!

Bit of as Drop!

After a steady climb up the river valley, we found a lovely place to stop for lunch…what a view!

Lunch Stop


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Mike Eying Up J's Lunch

Trees everywhere!

Trees


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And More Trees!

4 Comments

  1. Sena Lebon says:

    love your pictures

  2. Julia says:

    OMG how stunning out there!!! It’s like Yosemite in Europe 😉

  3. J says:

    Does the Belgian Ardennes beckon you for 2012 Mr 8ch?? I wouldn’t mind revisiting Solwaster, or Warche and Warenne, this coming spring time… or maybe somewhere new in France, Luxembourg or the Netherlands with a possible hostel/B&B kipover… Let us know and we’ll see what we can come up with as a photographic tour :-) Happy New Year for 2012!

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