This walk goes from the Boseindse Bergen forest to the valley of the Witte Nete. Here you walk on a plank path along the Zwarte Nete through trouser forests and soaked swamps with strange names such as the Haring, the Weense Putten and the Koeibemdekens. Then it goes in the direction of the Retiese water mill on the Witte Nete. From the mill you walk to the Beverdonkse Heide a patchwork of forests and open plains, meadows and fields.
Height gain: Flath
Way mark: Nodes of the walking network
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Witte and Zwarte Nete.
The route goes from the starting point along a paved road to the Boseindse Bergen forest. You go through this coniferous forest along small forest paths in the direction of the Valley of the Witte Nete. Here you walk on a plank path through trouser forests and marshes to a viewing platform where you get a view of the Witte Nete. Along the way there are several information boards with the title "Back to the future". The signs show photos of the area between 1940 and 1950 that were made by Henri Van den Wildenbergh. At junction 43 you will come to a place where there used to be an water mill, where you can have a nice picnic. Along a paved road you walk to the Retiese water mill. From the mill, the walk continues on unpaved roads and paths through the Beverdonk Heath. Just before junction 93 you can bend off the path and go to a memorial plaque for a crashed Halifax during the Second World War, about 1 km extra. The last part goes mainly through a pine forest back to the starting point.
Very good marking via nodes of the walking network Kempense Heuvelrug.
Download the PDF for the nodes to follow.