Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Raismes/Saint-Amand/Wallers Forest ...

The Raismes/Saint-Amand/Wallers estate forest
juts out
into the area between the valleys of
the Scarpe and the Escaut.

source: tourisme nord.com

Once the Scarpe-Escaut plain in France and Belgium
had been covered in forest.
Belgian missionary St. Amand established about
20 monasteries in the area in the 7th century,
and each started to clear some woodland for farming.

source: theotherside.co.uk

the Scarpe-Escaut Regional Nature Park ... (EN-FR-NL)
by rance-voyage.com
... its numerous waymarked footpaths allow for beuatiful walks ...

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