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Valley of the Our

Provincie Luik  >  Belgium

Beautiful valley with several hiking trails that connect. Especially interesting for bird watching during the autumn migration.

Added* by maarten vanderhallen
Most recent update 30 March 2022

Description

The Valley of the river Our is a beautiful valley that you can also explore further if you cross the border into Luxembourg. There are several routes that connect to each other. From a birding point of view, the valley is especially interesting during the autumn migration. The pristine valley alternates rocky areas with grazing meadows and hay fields. There are also marsh areas and hornbeam, oak and coppice forests on the flanks. At the river Our, you can always see White-throated Dipper and Common Kingfisher and in winter also Goosander. At night the calling of the Eagle Owl can often be heard. On the plateaus you always find Red Kite! Other birds incluse Common Raven, Black Woodpecker and European Honey-buzzard. During autumn migration, the valley is a perfect spot for passing Osprey, Black Stork and Common Crane. Sometimes tens of thousands!

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Nederlands: Prachtige vallei die je ook verder kan verkennen als je de grens oversteekt met Luxemburg. Er zijn verschillende routes die op elkaar aansluiten. Op vogelvlak is de vallei voornamelijk interessant tijdens de najaarstrek. De ongerepte vallei wisselt rostpartijen af met graas- en hooiland. Er zijn oook moeraszones en op de flanken haagbeuken - eiken hakhoutbossen. Bij de rivier de Our kun je steeds White-throated Dipper en Common Kingfisher zien en tijdens de winter ook Goosander. 'S nachts is de Eagle Owl vaak roepend te horen. Op de plateaus altijd Red Kite! Verder Common Raven, Black Woodpecker en European Honey-buzzard. Tijdens de najaarstrek is de vallei een perfecte spot voor doorkomende Osprey, Black Stork en Common Crane. Soms wel tienduizenden!

Details

Access

It is best to explore the area on foot. You can park at the 3 country point of Ouren. Following the river downstream brings you adventurous trails and stunning views. Consecutive day marches can be made. Some are tough, but there are also easier routes out of the valley. Hiking maps are plentiful about this area (Süd-Eifel). The route shown on the map below is 12.5 km long.

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Nederlands: Je kan het gebied het beste te voet verkennen. Je kunt parkeren aan het 3-landenpunt van Ouren. De rivier stroomafwaarts volgen brengt je avontuurlijke paden en schitterende uitzichten. Opeenvolgende dagmarsen zijn te maken! Sommige zijn pittig, maar er zijn ook gemakkelijkere routes de vallei uit. Wandelkaarten zijn er bij de vleet over dit gebied( Süd-Eifel). De route die op de kaart wordt getoond is 12,5 km lang.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Valley , River , City/village , Agriculture , Canyon/cliff

Conditions

Hilly , Rocky , Open landscape , High water possible , Slippery , Swampy , Mountainous , Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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