Mortehan, Cugnon

À Mortehan

A - Canoeing & kayaking: practical information

Landing and boarding:

Village of Mortehan

- Area called « Pont de Lingle » (upstream from the bridge, left bank)

Village of Cugnon

- Area at the campsite « Saint Remacle » (campsite on the right bank)

À Cugnon

B - Walking

The Mill and the trellis bridge

Walking in the Semois valley when spring comes is delightful! The banks of the river are scattered with thousands of flowers. On the way to the bridge lies the beautiful Mortehan mill: at dawn, its wheel still stirs the waters of the race. Down below, the Semois valley lazily criss-crosses a vast meadow, rich in the river’s alluvial deposits. With the beginnings of warm weather, we can cross the Semois ford on foot, once the only way for the people of the valley’s villages. In season, a trellis bridge is thrown across the water. On the other side, a delightful route ascends the slope. The forest is majestic, as are all the massifs that encircle the Semois.


Practical details

Distance: 9 km

Waymarking: walk No C1.

Difficulty: average

Time: 3 hrs

Start: from Cugnon, go towards Mortehan.

The walking map 'Auby - Cugnon - Mortehan - Bertrix - Herbeumont - Saint-Mard - Straimont' is available in the following tourist centers :

- Maison du tourisme du Pays de Bouillon

Tel: +32 (0) 61/46.52.11
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- Syndicat d'initiative de Bertrix-Semois

Tel: +32 (0) 61/41.43.92
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- Syndicat d'initiative de Bertrix-Semois

Tel: +32 (0) 61/41.24.40
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- Syndicat d'initiative d'Herbeumont

Tel: +32 (0) 61/41.24.12
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À Mortehan

C - The Fairies’ Castle

Visitors enter the fortress along a corridor. The thick terrace walls command respect. In the Middle Ages, a keep 18 metres high and 13 metres wide dominated this highly strategic location. Encircled by the Munos and Monceux streams, these days it holds out the promise of a lovely walk…

From the fortress, a very pretty walk follows the course of the two streams. (Walking map on sale at the Tourist Office)

Access: The castle is on the Mortehan-Bertrix road.

À Mortehan

D - The old cemetery

It is sometimes difficult to describe the feelings aroused by sites like these. The old cemetery in Mortehan carries visitors into another world. The tombstones bewitch us in the early hours, when vapours rise from the Semois and pervade the area.

Access: The cemetery is hidden from the view of the living. At the little church, follow the road that goes down towards the river. The cemetery lies behind the shale houses.

À Cugnon

E - Reception and tourist information site :

Le Syndicat d’initiative de Bertrix-Semois, place de Cugnon , near the church