Natural Park of the Attert Valley
The first natural park in the Province of Luxembourg, the Attert Valley Nature Park stretches between the Anlier forest on the Ardennes and the first cuesta of the Lorraine region with its sandy soil.
The park offers many walks
With the Attert, river that gave it its name, the Park presents varied landscapes, with rich fauna and flora. From sand quarries restored as natural reserves to marshes, the Park offers many walks, on foot or by bike to discover these rich environments.
The Park has in particular on its territory the village of Nobressart, one of the most beautiful of Wallonia. Blending built and natural heritage, forest and meadows, the Park offers a palette to suit all tastes.
200 million years ago, during the secondary era, a teeming sea of life covered the entire region. On several occasions, this sea deposited layers of sand, clay and limestone. In these layers of ground, we find today traces of this marine life and shores in the form of fossils. The territory of the Park is marked by this marine period and several quarries punctuate it, in which we find different fossils (gryphées, ammonites ...)
The Park symbol represents an ammonite, a marine cephalopod that roamed this region at that time.
Even today, we find fossils from the marine past ...
The park in numbers
Area : 7095 ha
Numbers of natural protected sites: 3
Marked hiking trails: 12 circuits - 116 km
Tagged mountain bike trail: 4 circuits - 97 km (bike)
Specifics of natural environments: calcareous grass on dry sand, wet meadows, reed beds, relics of old alkaline low-marshes, sand quarry, sinemurian cuesta
Symbolic species: solitary bees, common kite, common crane, great murine, immortelle des sables, willow marsault, broadleaf orchis