The Rocher du Hat is a beautiful hiking spot in Chiny, near our home in Lacuisine. The short walk takes you along a vast trail through the woods and over the hills of the Gaume. The view from the top of the Rocher du Hat (the Belvédère) is phenomenal and well worth the short climb up. The unusual rock along the way is somewhat reminiscent of Muno and is typical of the region. This breathtaking hike is therefore highly recommended.
You can start the hike at several places. The easiest is at the parking lot at the Pont Nicolas or at the kayak rental firm. This place can be quite crowded during the high season. Then parking at the starting point of this hike in Chiny (A) is worthwhile. You can navigate to this via Komoot.
The path to the top of the Rocher du Hat is not too difficult, but it is steep and requires a physical effort. Along the way you get to see beautiful views of the surroundings and you can take a break to enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest.
At the top of the Rocher du Hat you get an impressive view of the surroundings, the rocks and the valley of the Semois. On the bench you can take a break and enjoy the view. You will also find an infoboard with some additional info about the local fauna and flora.
This hike is manageable if you are reasonably agile. We made it without problems with the children (7 and 9). We do recommend putting on sturdy hiking shoes because you sometimes hike over loose sand or slippery rocks. The climb up is not very steep, but it is long and thus requires some effort.
Chiny – in the app you can choose to navigate to your starting point.
Why is this hike worth it?
- special rock formations specific to the Gaume
- magnificent view of the valley of the Semois
- highlight of the region
- near Lacuisine!
Length and difficulty
5 km – 1.5 hours – average in terms of difficulty. The trails are easily accessible, but you have to do some climbing and walk over (loose) sand and rocks.
Distance from Lacuisine
5 km – 6 min by car
You can also leave on foot from Lacuisine, just keep in mind that you have to walk a bit along a busy road (70km/hour).
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