Visit on foot

  • min. 3h

  • 3 or 6 km

  • WC

Enjoy a rejuvenating walk surrounded by nature

Leaving from the departure plain, you will journey to the Wildlife Park's entrance either aboard a hundred-year-old tram or on foot via the Badgers' Trail.

Let your exploration of the Park begin… Surrounded by lush open spaces and woodland, you can admire a wide range of animal species that live here. Explore observation towers and enjoy breathtaking panoramas on the river Lesse’s forme valley along the way. 

And for adventurous spirits, our treetop canopy, with hanging bridges between the trees, is just perfect for exploring the park from above…

Short or long trail, it’s up to you!

The Walking Trail is 6 km long. You need to add 900 meters to the tour if you decide to leave on foot from the departure plain and walk along the Badgers' Trail! 

After 3 km, when you arrive at the Chasm of Belvaux, you can either continue your visit on foot or board a shuttle. Either way, you will round off your visit by meeting our brown bears, who live in Bear Hill, a custom-built enclosure that is 2 ha in size, with natural landscape features that provide a challenging and interesting environment for our bears. After which you need to walk about 100 meters to reach the Salpetre Hole, the Cave's former entrance and where the Walking trail ends.

You will return back to the village either by bus or tram or, on foot via a rather challenging route. Once you’re back in the village, you can round off your day by visiting the Han 1900 Museum (visit included in your Wildlife Park or PassHan ticket).

Exact distances:

  • Departure by tram + Walking trail + ride back : 6 km
  • Departure by tram + Walking trail + walk back : 7,5 km (the walk back is quite challenging)
  • Departure on foot + Walking trail + ride back : 6,9 km
  • Departure on foot + Walking trail + walk back : 8,4 km (the walk back is quite challenging)

⚠️ RED DEER RUT | During the week until mid-October, for security reasons, it is compulsory to visit the second part of the Wildlife Park on board the electric shuttle. During the weekends, the second part of the Park is visited by foot in groups, accompanied by a Ranger.

Practical tips

  • Equipment: make sure to wear walking shoes.
  • Important information: it is compulsory to wear a face mask (from the age of 12) everywhere on the Domain, except on the Walking trail, where it is only compulsory in crowded or busy areas. We request that all visitors over 12 bring their face mask when visiting the Domain or purchase one on site. ⚠️

  • PRM: the Walking Trail is not accessible to persons with reduced mobility. As soon as the health situation permits, we will once again organize adapted visits for PMR groups. More information on our PRM page.

  • Pushchairs: for your own – and your child’s – wellbeing we recommend you bring a baby carrier (sling or backpack). Only the first part of the Walking Trail is pushchair accessible (and only for all terrain pushchairs). Halfway, at the Chasm of Belvaux, you can board a shuttle with your pushchair. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of your tour!
  • Bicycles and kick scooters are not allowed in the Park.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the Wildlife Park, not even small dogs that can be carried in a handbag. Unfortunately, we do not have a kennel for your four-footed friends during your visit. Important information: we request you do not leave your dog in your car. 
  • For a good view: bring a pair of binoculars, they will help you make the most of your visit!
  • At the end of your visit: when you reach the end of the Walking trail, the old-fashioned tram will take you back to the village. You can also get back to the village on foot by taking the historic footpath that climbs the Boine hill : 30 min., only for keen hikers. On your way back, drop by the Han 1900 museum (free visit with your Park or PassHan ticket). 

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The PassHan ticket (Cave + Wildlife Park)

A bargain ticket for an amazing day out!