The LIFE “Plateau des Tailles” project has enabled the restoration of 600 ha of peat and paratourbous environments, 150 ha of deciduous forests and 100 ha of associated environments deep in the Ardennes valleys.

It has also helped develop the potential for hosting remarkable species targeted by the Birds Directive, such as the grey-headed woodpecker, black stork, hazel grouse and common snipe.

Discover this magnificent area on a lovely family walk along marked paths.

With ever changing landscapes, a mysterious land, passionate debates and enigmatic characters, you’ll experience a birth story… that of the intrepid Bellemeuse.

This tour explores the different landscapes and environments of the peat bogs of the “Plateau des Tailles”. It crosses two sites restored as part of the LIFE project, and takes in the various achievements.

A tower offers a panoramic view of the restored peat bogs and the upper Bellemeuse valley.

A boardwalk allows visitors to cross the Fagne de Samrée on dry foot.

Interactive panels and modules provide a better understanding of these environments and the various human activities, past and present, on the Plateau des Tailles.

Topics covered: the Natura 2000 network of sites, peat bogs, landscapes, spruce in the Ardennes, forest-game balance, former charcoal burners.

“Les Hauts Marais de Belle-Meuse” walk: easy walk lasting +/- 1h45 (4.7 km – wide gravel paths) on the theme of peat bogs.

Marking: green cross on white background.

Departure point: Along the N89 linking Baraque de Fraiture and Samrée, a parking lot and picnic area are provided at the main entrance to Samrée’s wood. Coming from Baraque de Fraiture, this is the first gravel path on the left after passing Ferme de l’Alu.

Map of Ourthe Supérieure walks available from our tourist offices or at

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6980 La Roche-en-Ardenne


+32 (0) 84 41 20 81


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Free of charge.


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