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Valley of the Aa

  • Author: TrailExplorer

Valley of the Aa

This walk goes through the beautiful valley of the Aa towards the old hamlet of Sassenhout. From there you walk through mixed forest and an open field and meadow landscape in the direction of the old agricultural hamlet of Berkelheide. Along the Bosbeek and the hamlet of Vispluk you arrive at the impressive castle of Vorselaar, the Borrekens. You walk back to the starting point through stately beech avenues from the castle grounds.

Distance: 12 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 66% unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.

The Borrekens.

From the starting point you walk through the sports center and then through a stately beech avenue of the castle domain. You go around the sports fields and through the built-up area until you turn into an unpaved road in Nieuwstraat. You are now going through the beautiful nature of the valley of the Aa. The path bends to the left and you go in the direction of the hamlet of Sassenhout. Here you cross the road Sassenhout. You now go through a meadow and arable landscape and a mixed forest in the direction of the old farming hamlet of Berkelheide. Then you follow the winding Bosbeek and through an open landscape to the hamlet of Vispluk. Here you walk into the domain of the castle of Vorsel. The castle, called the Borrekens, is a real gem. The stately beech avenues of the castle domain are a nice ending to this versatile walk.

Valley of the Aa

Download PDF for walking nodes to follow.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Castle of Vorselaar.

The castle has been Vorselaar's pride for centuries. The first stone was laid around 1270 by the knights of Rotselaar. The ground plan has been largely preserved to this day. The castle is home to a treasure trove of history and stories and has been inhabited by noble families all along.

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