This nature walk goes by nodes of the Kempens Landgoed walking network through the nature reserves Lokkerse Dammen and Het Goorken. These areas are located in the valley of the Wamp. In this marshy area you will find both peat moor, heather and reed lands as well as open water, willow and gale bushes. The second part goes through the Dessel-Schoten Canal and past wet meadows and open countryside.
Height gain: Flath
Way mark: Nodes of the walking network
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Nature reserve Lokkerse Dammen and Goorken.
Shortly after departure, you walk on a plank path in a swampy area and the river Wamp is already prominently present. Then it continues towards the Toremansmolen, one also says 'coffee pot mill' against the Toremansmolen. The inhabitants of Arendonk got a nickname: Nen Aorenendoenkse Telouwerele'er. In the past, residents of neighboring municipalities gave each other nicknames that were used as spot or abuse names. The neighboring municipalities emphasized the scarce, shabby food served to the Arendonkers, who were licking their plates so as not to lose anything. As soon as you leave the village you enter the nature areas Lokkerse Dammen and Het Goorken in the valley of the Wamp river. Here is the pure enjoyment of the silence and you a splendid view at the lookout tower on the Lokkerse Dammen. A little further you can then spot birds from a viewing hut. You leave the nature reserve and quickly arrive at the canal Dessel-Schoten that was built in 1846. You follow the banks of the canal for a short distance and you arrive at Taverne 't Paradijs. Here you can go for a snack and drink. The Tavern is known for its own smoked trout. The second part of the walk goes along damp meadows and open countryside. Once back in the built-up area you follow the 'begijnenstraatje' that brings you back to the starting point. A pure nature walk!
Paved - unpaved: 25% - 75%.
Sturdy walking shoes recommended because some paths can be muddy.
- Marking by nodes Marking by nodes
- Chanel Dessel-Schoten Chanel Dessel-Schoten
- Sandy path Sandy path
- Open landscape Open landscape
- Plank path Plank path
- Toremans mill Toremans mill
- Nen Aorenendoenkse Telouwerele'er Nen Aorenendoenkse Telouwerele'er
- The Wamp river The Wamp river
- Cane collars Cane collars
- view from the observation tower view from the observation tower
- Observation tower Observation tower
- view from the viewing wall view from the viewing wall