Bois de Silly

Hainaut  >  Belgium

Beech and oak forest with an area of 530 hectares that is a good spot for woodpeckers. Five species can be seen.

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Most recent update 15 December 2021
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Bois de Silly is a beech and oak forest with carpets of spring flowers. It is an ideal birding area for woodpeckers. You can see five different species: Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. But also good for other forest birds like European Honey-buzzard, Eurasian Nuthatch, Tawny Owl and Short-toed Treecreeper.


Français: Le Bois de Silly ,d’une surface de 530 hectares, est constitué d'un massif forestier essentiellement feuillu. Idéal pour les pics.



Park on the street Chemin Royal. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route suggested on the map is 3 km long, but can easily be extended by walking some connecting trails.


Français: Parquer sur le Chemin Royal. Cliquez sur le P dans la carte pour obtenir les directions. L'itinéraire pédestre suggéré sur la carte fait 3 km de long, mais peut facilement être prolongé en parcourant quelques sentiers de liaison.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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