This southern district of Brussels is a green and comfortable suburb, and an attractive one to walk around, enjoying the attractive frontages of the houses and wandering through the parks.
Just east of Uccle (Ukkel) is the Forêt de Soignes, a large area of forest that is one of the highlights of Brussels. This is covered in a separate walk but can be combined with a visit to Uccle.
I've had a couple of visits to Uccle now, on family holidays, and this story combines some of the most interesting highlights from walks and runs in the area.
- I'll remember most the contrasting parks at Kauwberg, Fond'Roy and Parc de la Sauvagere
- The best bit was the three restaurants where we had relaxing lunches
- The worst bit was the torrential rainstorms we experienced
- I didn't expect the lighting effects in the WC of one restaurant - or the puppets hanging inside another
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne - August 2007
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|Location||South-western area of Brussels, including Place Winston Churchill, Observatoire Royal, and the centres of St Job and Fort Jaco|
|Date walked||July 2007|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Variety of easy walks on pavements and through parks, but some involving hills e.g. at Kauwberg|
|Distance||Varied - from 1 km - 10 km|
|Height climbed||100m approx|
|Map used||Michelin plan of Brussels No 44, 1:17,500|
|Walk source info||Local knowledge and use of the map|
|Places to stay||Hotel Les Tourelles, Ave Winston Churchill 135|
|Other features||Good public swimming pool just south of Parc Brugmann|