In Laakdal, the landscape gently waves up and down. The rivers Kleine and Grote Laak meander towards the Grote Nete. Forests, streams and meadows characterize the low-lying Laak valleys. In this way you step in the Eindhoutbroek along wet grasslands, alder forests and rough vegetation. On the Eindhoutberg you will find iron sandstone hills with hollow roads. A fantastic piece of green on the border of the provinces of Antwerp, Flemish Brabant and Limburg.
Height gain: Flath
Way mark: Nodes of the walking network
Wheelchair: Not suitable
Dog: Allowed on a leach
Behind the Mountains.
The walk first goes through a more open landscape with meadows and fields. After you have crossed the Steenweg on Veerle for the second time you will arrive in the Eindhoutbroek. Together with Ossebroeken, Craeywinckel, Swinnebroeken and Biezenhoed, the Eindhoutbroek forms the valley of the Kleine Laak and the Kleinbroekloop. Seen from the center of Eindhout, the Eindhoutbroek is on the other side of Eindhout mountain. This is probably why the low-lying area south of Eindhout is sometimes called "Achter-de-Bergen" - "Behind the Mountains". You walk along the meandering Kleine Laak through alder forest and rugged vegetation. The last part then goes through the Biezenhoed nature reserve to the Eindhoutberg. You walk back to the starting point via a hollow road and beautiful forest paths.
Good marking via nodes of the walking network De Merode.
Download the PDF for the walking nodes to follow.