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near Louette-Saint-Pierre, Wallonia (Belgique)
A 17.5 km hike with the “Lustige Lochtingterters” (LLT) from Louette-Saint-Pierre to Croix Scaille and back.
Croix Scaille is the highest spot (505 m) in the province of Namur, and a 60 m high lookout tower offers an impressive view of the dense surrounding forests. Interestingly, when the first wooden tower was built here in 1914, the degree of forestation was less than it is now, and the tower was therefore an efficient means to spot movement of troops during WWI.
Another noteworthy fact is that the plateau of Croix Scaille is the source of the Houille river. The latter is possibly the most adventurous category C river that can be descended by kayak or packraft in the Ardennes (during the winter season).