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La Grosse Borne

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Hidden : 7/28/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Picturesque 5 km walk across Thorembais-Saint-Trond.

Thorembais-Saint-Trond, village de Perwez, centre de gravité d’Indiana Jack Land, est sis au cœur de la fertile Hesbaye Brabançonne. On y trouve une étrange pierre du Moyen-Age « La Grosse Borne », située à l’exacte frontière entre Thorembais-Saint-Trond, Thorembais-les-Béguines et Perwez. Selon la légende, au pied de cet étrange mégalithe, des sabbats endiablés y rassemblaient jadis de redoutables sorcières... On y lit l’inscription « Je faictle chesne Guillaume » en référence à Guillaume de Louvain, comte de Perwez, qui y planta jadis un chêne. La balade rend également hommage aux doubles « sentiers de l’Eglise » (les n°29 et n°30) qui, fait exceptionnel, ont pu être réhabilités en grande partie en 2003 sous l’impulsion de votre serviteur, et traversent entièrement le village dans toute sa longueur, constituant de la sorte un superbe couloir vert au profit des usagers lents. Le tracé, les waypoints et les énigmes ont entièrement été modifiés le 09 juin 2013. Bonne promenade ! Plan disponible.

Welcome in the center of “Indiana Jack Land” ! The village of Thorembais-Saint-Trond is part of Perwez, in the heart of “La Hesbaye Brabançonne”. The "Grosse Borne" (Great Boundary Stone) stands exactly on the point where three borders meet: the two villages of Thorembais and Perwez-town. Although some people consider it a megalith, it seems more likely that it is a seigniorial boundary stone. The inscription "Je faictle chesne Guillaume", which can still just be made out, is thought to refer to Guillaume de Louvain, lord of Perwez, and to an oak tree that used to mark the spot before the stone was put there. We do not know whether the oak was planted to mark the boundary or whether it was used for hangings, but legend would have it that beautiful witches used to gather there in the dead of night to hold their witches' sabbaths. This multi has been thoroughly redesigned since June 2013. Enjoy your walk ! Map available.

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