Wild camping @ Les Hautes Fagnes

We’re coming close to autumn and that means colors everywhere! The autumn officially starts on the 21st of September but a lot of trees are already coloring red, orange and brown and leafs are already to be found on the ground. So Stefan, Bert and I went to a different region of the Ardennes this time, the area around the high fens. There are some beautiful spots over there.

This weekend, we started off in Monschau, to take some photographs at the blue hour. It’s a very picturesque town with a lot of nice buildings. They call it the pearl of the Eifel region. The Rur, the river you can also see on the photographs, cuts the little town in half. I definitely need to go back to check out all the views and the castle during the day.

 

 

Afterwards Bert drove us to a parking lot we found which was perfect for a wild camping night. When we tried to sleep, I heard some animals around the tent. Nothing happened but it was nice and surprising to hear.

 

I was already awake very early the next morning so I went exploring the neighbourhood for a small hour and I walked next to the little river close by.. When I started my morning walk it was still muddy, cold and cloudy but after some time the sun cut through the clouds and it really felt like autumn.

 

 

When Bert and Stefan were ready to go, we went for a hike. Along the way we passed what appeared to be the highest point of Belgium, ‘Le signal de Botrange’. It’s said to be 694 meters high but it didn’t feel like this at all, but still nice to drop by. Just to see and to check off the checklist.

 

 

 

We walked through the valley of La Statte following the Hoëgne and passed Les rocher de Bilisse. The platforms and trails led us to the Cascade the Nutons. I am pleasantly surprised with the results I found on my camera. After having some fun with the foam that pilled up on the riverbanks we decided to hike back, eat something and return home again.

 

 

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