Distance/Time : 9.5km – 2h30
Elevation change : 130m
Level : Easy
Geosites : Saint-Remaclus church, Old village mill, Sohier "One of the Most Beautiful Villages in Wallonia", Lane of linden trees
Geology : Eifelian schists and sandstones - emsians - point of view on the Calestienne.
Welcome to this countryside walk around the town of Wellin, the starting point for your geotrail exploring the Famenne-Ardenne Geopark. Before getting started, let’s take a quick look at the history of Wellin, which stretches back a very long way. A series of archaeological excavations has shed some light on its early origins. The town takes its name from Wadalinus, a Frankish landowner. These different digs, which unearthed some richly furnished 6th century tombs, were instrumental in dating the origins of the town at least back to this period. They also provided proof of habitation, uncovering 80 post holes for wooden houses, indicating that Wellin was the centre of a vast Merovingian estate.