Le Calvaire in Bomal: a more testing walk

un point de vue magnifique au cours de la balade du calvaire à Bomal

Brief description

This walk in the old municipality of Bomal, a large village at the confluence of the Ourthe and the Aisne with two roads passing through it, takes you all the way up to a magnificent vantage point: Le Calvaire.

Notes on this testing walk

Bomal centre

Vous remarquerez la présence de nombreux bâtiments du début du siècle dernier, souvent quelconques et hétérogènes… Quelques maisons perpendiculaires en moellons de calcaire équarris datant du XIXème siècle s’observent sur la rue de La Petite Batte.

You will notice many buildings from the early 20th century, which tend to be undistinguished and varied in style. A few houses in squared limestone rubble dating from the 19th century can be seen on Rue de La Petite Batte, positioned perpendicular to the road.

The start of the walk is at Place du Sassin, a square with a long history.

The railway station

After crossing the Aisne and shortly before crossing the Ourthe, notice Ferme de Bomal on your left. This quadrilateral farmhouse made of limestone rubble dates back to the 16th century and was remodelled in 1764, as shown by an inscription on the arched entrance portal. Further changes were made in the 19th century.

You now come to Bomal railway station.
The Liège-Jemelle line was not opened until 1858.

Le Calvaire rock

You now partly follow the route of the railway line, which brings you to the foot of Le Calvaire. This is a steep rock on which stands a cross, said to have been dedicated to the memory of a man who lost his life .

Practical information

Altitude: 135 m
Distance: 4.5 km
Approximate duration: 2 hours
Level of difficulty: difficult
Distinctive features: forest – remarkable views – slippery in wet weather

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