Gravière d'Hermalle

Liège  >  Belgium

Former gravel pit converted into a nature reserve. You can see ducks, grebes, herons and gulls. In the past Penduline Tit has been spotted in the area.

Added* by Loiseau jean-Luc
Most recent update 14 March 2022


Gravière d'Hermalle is a former industrial area (gravel extraction) along the Albert Canal. The area was fully developed and dedicated to nature in 2012. The large body of water attracts many birds. There is a circular path around this small lake that allows everyone to explore the area, including people with reduced mobility. Among the birds you can see in the area are Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Gadwall, Great Cormorant, Reed Bunting and Common Kingfisher.


Français: Cette ancienne zone industrielle (extraction de gravier) a été entièrement aménagée et dédiée à la balade en pleine nature en 2012. Lieu de grand intérêt biologique, avec son grand plan d'eau qui fait la joie des oiseaux pour l'hivernage, ainsi que des amphibiens pour leur reproduction. Un cheminement circulaire autour de ce petit lac permet à tous, y compris aux personnes à mobilité réduite, de profiter du paysage.



Parking at the entrance to the site. Follow the signs for "Gravière Brocq" or click on the P in the map to get directions. The circular route around the lake is about 1,7 km long.


Français: Hermalle sous Argenteau. Parking à l'entrée du site. Indications "Gravière Brocq".

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , Dry , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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