Favourite cycling photos of 2015


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To complement the small selection of nice travel and home photos that I published two days ago I now compiled a similar selection of 2015 cycling shots. Many of the travel shots were also taken on bike rides around the … Continue reading

Great days out – more fantastic mountain biking in Belgium


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Belgian cycling delivered another wonderful day’s riding last week. I went south to the hills and valleys around Namur to ride a mountain bike event called VTT de Malonne that showcased some of the best of the landscape, countryside and historic … Continue reading

To Namur for the World Cup Cyclocross. Belgian cycling delivers another spectacular day out.


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It is the weekend before Christmas and we are standing in a historic rock fortress overlooking a Belgian city. Fantastic views across the river Meuse, even on a bleak day. This is Namur, capital of Wallonia, the French speaking region … Continue reading

Jardins d’Annevoie. Water gardens of Wallonia

Chateau Annevoie Wallonia Belgium

Another enjoyable Belgian summer day out at the Jardins d’Annevoie.

This delightful place is a few kilometres north of Dinant, in the valley of the Meuse as it runs north between the French border and Namur.

Since the eighteenth century the gardens and chateau have been in the hands of the same family who have built an elegant network of gravity fed lakes, ponds, waterfalls and fountains in various styles representing the various fashions of formal gardening in the intervening 250 years.

waterfall Jardins D'Annevoie

Cascade Jardins D'Annevoie Jardins de Annevoie Canal Jardins D'Annevoie FountainIt was tranquil and relaxing when we took friends to visit, like so many places in Belgium it is largely unknown outside the country and only gets busy in the height of summer.

Chateau Annevoie Jardins D'Annevoie and swan Jardins d'Annevoie cascade Jardins D' Annevoie ponds

Wallonia BelgiqueI have to recommend the restaurant with its terrace overlooking the gardens too, the locally caught trout was delicious.

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