1- Departure from Estaminet le Lion d’Or, in front of Sainte-Marguerite church. Follow the footpath in front of you, which runs alongside the cemetery until you reach rue du Colombier.
2- Turn left onto the first street on your right. At the end of this street, continue on the Colombier path.
3- At the end of this straight line, turn left up to La Motte.
4- At the intersection, leave the Colombier path and turn left onto rue de la Motte.
5- Continue straight ahead along the road to the D127.
6- Cross the road, then turn opposite and take rue Noire.
7- A few meters before the stop sign, take the small track on your right. You’re entering the “Communal d’Hardinghen” eco-pasture area. Enjoy this trail through the village’s flora and fauna, following the path to the exit at rue de la Verrerie.
8- Turn left, then cross the road to go alongside Saint Joseph elementary school. Continue straight ahead as far as the intersection.
9- Turn right onto rue de la Verrerie. Follow this road to the next left, towards the town hall.
10- A few metres further on, take the small footpath on the right of the main road.
11- Continue straight ahead on rue de l’Église.
12- Arrive at the town hall, and you’re done.
L’Estaminet au Lion d’Or is just around the bend, a few meters further on your right.
This trail is part of a comic strip project carried out by the Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale and the Communauté de Communes du Pays d’Opale as part of the “Geopark Transmanche”, a Franco-English project led by the PNRCHMO and the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to obtain the “UNESCO World Geopark” label.
What geological treasure has made Hardinghen famous?
Which families have left their mark on the town’s history?
What elements make up the landscape and biodiversity?
This is what you can discover in this comic strip entitled La balade d’Hardinghen (Hardinghen’s walk), which invites you to immerse yourself in the company of Hermine and Léandre, the protagonists.
What an adventure!