abbey walks

Stage 41 - Belval to Bruay-la-Buissière




26.5km / 16.4 miles 

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6.5 - 7 hours average time based on Naismith’s rule

Total ascent   186m
Total descent   211m

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This stage uses minor roads and farm tracks, some sections may be muddy. After the walk up into the woods at the start, the way becomes fairly flat and easy to follow.





Walk Description :


1 - With the Abbey Rue Du Monastere behind you turn left past the Abbey.  Before leaving the village turn left up the road marked GRP Tenois Nord / Huclier 3km. 


2 - Leave the track to reach the village road, past the church on your right.  At the main road turn right and bear left down Rue De Valhuon. Continue down this road and after passing the water tower take the track right.  Cross over the road to continue on the GR Tenois Nord along the grass track and then left at the road.  At the next junction turn right and again immediately right (Rue de Ducalvaire) down a small lane and then right on the main road. 


3 - From the main road turn left Chemin Du Baillon.  The track will continue between fields.  Turn left at the footpath T-Junction and then right at the next junction.  The track will eventually cross over the railway line and alongside it with the woods on the left.  At the end of the track come to a T-junction and turn left up the tarmac drive that will bear right down a muddy tree-lined track.  At the end of the track reach the village of Dieval.


4 - Turn left up the road and then right down Rue Monseigneur Eloy to Comte.  Bear left past the church on the right corner and then right down Rue Du Baudet. Then turn left at the bottom of the hill to reach the main road.  Turn right on the main road, then left up hill Rue Robert Bailly, and then left Rue D’En Haut.  Continue straight ahead ignoring the right path along Rue De Bajus. 


5 - The road eventually becomes a track between fields. Ignore paths left and right to eventually reach a country road.  Cross over onto a new track signed Hameau D’Epenin.  Keep left, continue past the model aircraft airfield on the right, and then bear right on the track to arrive in the village of Beugin. 


6 - Turn left Rue Andre Flament to the crossroads and meet up with the GR145 (Via Francigena).  Turn left at the crossroads and then right to continue down the old railway line. Continue across two roads, past the Intermarche on the right to reach more crossroads and then turn left down the hill.  Finally turn right towards Bruay centre.



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