The reserve is about 550 hectares and consists of a patchwork of ponds, swamps and open meadows which offer ideal conditions and quietness for breeding birds. At the observatories, you may see: Great Egret, Tundra Swan (Bewick's Swan), Bluethroat, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Osprey.
1. Coming from Namur, Charleroi, Mons, take the 26th exit on the E42 highway "Dour, Pommeroeul". Follow signs Harchies, then CRIE d'HArchies boards.
2. Coming from Tournai, Courtrai take the 27th exit on the E42 highway.
Terrain and HabitatWetland
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Winter, Spring, Autumn, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The trail marked on the map is about 7 km and leads you to all the best places.