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Étang de Virelles

Chimay  >  Belgium

The protected forestlake Étang de Virelles is 125 hectare big and good for many birds.

Added by Daniel Crabbé

Description

The Étang de Virelles is one of the largest wetlands in Wallonia. The lake was actually dug in the 16th century for the needs of the local metal industry. The maximum depth is approximately 2 meters. It is rich in fish and waterbirds. Birds you can see here are  Great Reed Warbler, Common Tern, White Stork, Garganey and Spotted Crake

Details

Access

Parking of the Aquascope

If you want to make a longer walk on the map you find a nice walking trail of 9,7 km around the lake and through the surroundings. You pass green valleys, wooded slopes and some nice villages.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Lake

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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