The wide open spaces of Meuse, one-third of which is covered in forest, make it particularly popular with walkers.
It has more than 4,500 km of safe footpaths, 800 km of them signposted.
The network of footpaths is suitable for everybody, whether walkers or environmentalists. The many footpaths (most of them circular routes) provide plenty of opportunity to explore Meuse and its landscapes, forests and discreet historic venues. Plenty of opportunity, too, to come across a deer deep in the woods, see a kestrel looking for food or spot a fox seeking somewhere to shelter.
Long-distance hiking trails (“GRs”)
Two long-distance hiking trails run across Meuse, the GR 14 and the GR 714. Both are part of the “Camino” (the Roman Catholic pilgrimage route followed by pilgrims wishing to see the tomb of St. James in the crypt of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Spain). These trails let you cross part of the “county” on foot.
Accommodation for walkers
There are very few group gîtes for walkers but the number of B&Bs providing accommodation for them has increased over the past few years. They ensure that walkers will find a good meal and a comfortable room waiting for them at the end of the day.