At the intersection of the "Rue du Moulin" and the "Route de la Carrière" near the centre of Waimes, it has recently become possible to park at the RAVeL. That's where we parked our car. We followed the RAVeL down (direction Malmedy) to leave it after about 300 meters, turn left and climb a path to the "Route de la Carrière". At the top we turned right to follow this dead end road. This used to be the connecting road between the quarry a little further on and the centre of Waimes. Today there are no cars here. From above you can see traces of beavers in the undergrowth below. Compared to what follows, however, it represents nothing. We also left this road pretty fast and switched for a path on the right hand side from where we have a beautiful view on the biotope of the beavers. The valley of the Warchenne is a true beaver's paradise: the animals live in a watery, marshy area where no agriculture or farming is possible. We follow the path and soon we see a bridge at the right side below: there we cross the river Warchenne. On the other side we can take a close look at the beaver tracks. We climb up the railway embankment again and find ourselves on the RAVeL where we head back in the direction of Waimes. Especially for our 4-year old with his short legs it's a challenge to get on the RAVeL. That's why we brought a scooter for him. After a break at the picnic table (with a nice pond behind us!) we walked back to the car.
The youngest one didn't ask us once if we wanted to carry him (he normally does). Neither of the children complained...In other words, it was a successful trip for us.
Don't forget binoculars and put on sturdy, waterproof shoes.
With a scooter it is more attractive for small children to move around on the RAVeL (disadvantage: the parents have to drag it along).