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Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19

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Hiking the Heaps

Trails are great for walking. Fantastic view from the top of Lens, and Vimy Ridge memorial visable... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
b m
An excellent walk!

Beautiful place to walk and spend some time surrounded by nature. Hills are not very steep, so... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Jandramik
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12 Dec 2018
“Hiking the Heaps”
31 Jul 2018
“An excellent walk!”
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Trails are great for walking. Fantastic view from the top of Lens, and Vimy Ridge memorial visable. Great vantage point to ponder WW1

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank b m
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Beautiful place to walk and spend some time surrounded by nature. Hills are not very steep, so there is not a problem to reach the top for almost everybody and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jandramik
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Walked up to the site from town. We went past the old miners cottages which were interesting. The site itself has the majority of the old mine buildings but mainly not open to the public. There is a small visitors centre where the cold lemonade...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Easy to find and accessible, magic view from the top. A bit of effort to reach the top, and then an enormous view unfolds itself.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

In short, this 'attraction' is a climb up a very tall pyramid of mining spoil. At least half of the ascent is via an access road and then most of the remainder is on a prepared, albeit steep slope. The last 20 metres or so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Plus there is a nice visitorscentre on the site, possibility to visit some of the buildings on site. If you are in to walk up the stonehills, it is possible.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Hans R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We faced a mystery as were never able to go at the bottom and climb!! We drove around and around and this is how we were able to see them. Directions to go to the bottom would really be great! Even from far there are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank YinYang01
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Mike was immediately intrigued when standing on the vimy memorial, I could see these large "pyramid" like shapes in the distance. they are enormous and when in town I made the trip and took the walk. not for everyone

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank aagcon
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The self guided tour starts at the parking of the site in the Leon Blum street, follows the pedestrian bridge over the highway and ends after a slow climb with a 360° view. Just a nice walk, the pollution over Lens takes away part of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank PeterD218
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