Walk to Céroux

Promenade No. 1: Céroux

1. Céroux Square

This square, with its green lawn, hosts numerous events all year long.  The noticeable plus of this landscape is the presence of 61 Dutch lime trees.  Recently listed by ministerial decree, these trees give a pleasing sense of clean and give the square exceptional charm.

2. Céroux Church

This neo-gothic building is a summer home for a colony of bats : the red long-eared bat.

3. Kitoko Track

The indian chestnut tree located at the entrance of the track appears on the list of remarkable trees of the municipality.  Lower, on the left, there are some beautiful tied back willows.

4. Rue du Bois Henri

Twenty meters after the junction with trail 12, there are some beautiful trees of including pedunculated oaks and one willow (4a).  On the wooded slope located further along, one will find various species in the spring, including ruffled cardamine, stellaria, lesser celandine, chelidonium... (4b).

5. Corner of Rue du Bois Henri

The water source that is located here is currently used by the houses on Rue du Bois Henri. It should be the subject of developments to improve the pool’s quality of self-purification. 

6. Path no. 16

The embankments of this path are a site for the planting of wild cherry trees, elder trees, ash trees, brambles, raspberry bushes…One can also find vetch, speckled arisarum, of which the spatula-shaped white flower traps insects and in the autumn transforms into a bouquet of poisonous red fruit.

7. Woods along path no. 17

Even though it is an area of less than 5 hectares, these private woods are, with the adjacent woods between the two farms, an interesting site.  Made up of a mosaic of forest poplars, you first encounter an area planted with American oaks and cherry trees.  The spruces of the second area are recognizable by the drapery of their branches.  The lower part is planted with poplars.  A shrub area made up of elders, hornbeam, maples…and various plants, including the wood hyacinth, occupies the lower stages.  These woods constitute a refuge for different animal species (pheasants, hares, etc.).

8. Path no. 6

The left slope of this path is overrun with creeping bugle, wild carrot, centaurea…

9. Hayettes Farm

This farm is still bordered by some fruit trees and a hedge.  Notably composed of hawthorns, these trees display a pretty white color in spring.  This freely-described hedge naturally has a bald head with an approximate height of 1.5 m.  This type of hedge is a haven for cattle from intense heat or bad weather. 

10. Bon Air Farm

Facing this farm, one can see an old water distribution reservoir dating from 1914.  Next to it, there is an old hollow poplar.

11. From path no. 5 to the Grand Path

This section, located on the silty plateau, is an area containing many crops and plant species.  Numerous natural elements (isolated trees, undergrowth, etc.) have disappeared, leaving the spot with large, cultivated parcels.  The straight slopes are garnished with ombellifers (cow parsnip, wild carrot, etc.) of which the flowers last all summer long.  Their white coloring attracts numerous insects. 

12. Section of the Grand Path towards the Moriensart Castle

A linear alignment of tall trees, including poplars, occupies the right side of the trail. 

13. Moriensart

The Moriensart Tower is a typical example of a fortified house from the 13th century. 

14. Moriensart Castle Drive

On the left, a living and diversified hedge attracts attention by piercing the monotony of the landscape.  This type of hedge is a crucial element in the ecological network since it allows the displacement of flora and fauna (14a).  On the right, at the bottom of the garden of Rue de Moriensart, there is a small-leafed limewood that is more than 20 meters tall.  This tree is listed (14b).

15. Rue de Moriensart

The properties located on the right of the road are bordered with hornbeam hedges or average sized beechwoods.  From there, one can see, on the left, the old fruit trees planted behind the municipal office.  These trees are interesting sites for species like the little owl, chickadee, redstart…If their chances of survival are low; it is nevertheless important to save them.  A dozen fruit trees were replanted by the City, as well as more than 300 m of hedges 10 minutes from the Jules Ginion municipal hall. 

16. Rue Vanderdilft

The few homes bordering this paved road, of which the name recalls the occupants of Moriensart in the last century, are bordered by nectar plant hedges.  This type of hedge, made up of privets, dogwood, hawthorns, vibernum…blooms from March to September.  It offers a source of nutrition and a nesting site for pollinating insects.