General location and parking access :
The Laclaireau valley is, without a doubt, among the most beautiful in Wallonia. It forms part of a hydrography network extending to the communes of Saint-Léger, Etalle and Virton.
This network is crossed by the broad Sinémurien plateau and travels some 25 km from its source to the point where it opens out into the river Ton. The east tributary is made up of the Rouge Eau, flowing through the commune of Saint-Léger; the western tributary, the Gros Ruisseau flows through the commune of Etalle. They meet at the entrance to Virton, becoming the Neuve Forge stream, which then takes on the name Laclaireau down river from the gué de l’ange gardien (Guardian Angel ford) until it reaches the Ton.
The protected part of the valley is mainly within the Virton area.
The two easiest access points to the site are via Ethe or Buzenol.
From the centre of Ethe, take the route towards Arlon for around 1 kilometre, then turn left towards the entrance to the valley. After 300 metres, park your car in the military cemetery car park.
From the village of Buzenol, take the nice little road passing the forge at Montauban until you reach Buzenol’s old railway station. Park your car near the entrance to the cycle path to Ethe.
Source: La Gaume naturelle et ses oiseaux (The nature and birds of Gaume), Gaume Tourist information office