The province of East Flanders consists of five major areas: the Meetjesland, the Waasland, the Leie Region, the Flemish Ardennes and the Scheldeland. The capital is the historical city of Ghent where Schelde and Leie flow together. The Meetjesland is the creek area in the north of the province and borders on the Dutch Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. The Waasland is the land of Reynaert de Vos and of the famous carthographer Mercator. In the Leie region the old meanders of the Leie have created beautiful natural areas. The Scheldeland is a series of beautiful decors. The Flemish Ardennes consist of hills and valleys where the Zwalm and Bovenschelde flow.
Province East Flanders
The Bulskampveld walking network presents a mix of nature and culture between Hertsberge, Beernem, Wingene, Ruiselede and Aalter. The network of more than 120 kilometers and 110 walking nodes brings walkers along and through the woods to a whole range of attractions: the provincial domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, the nature reserve the Gulke Wells, the Purgatory forests, the nature educational path Sint-Amandus, the canal Ghent-Oostend, the Oude Vaart, the village center of Sint-Maria-Aalter and the numerous castles. With provincial domain Het Leen, the Lembeekse Bossen and Drongengoed-Maldegem, the region has the larger forest areas of the province where it is nice to walk.
That Waasland is a real paradise for walkers, no one has to wonder. Yet every passer-by is surprised at the endlessly varied landscape. Whether you opt for a signposted walking route, or a trip through a walking area, you will find something to your liking!
In the Leie region you can walk quietly and pleasantly in a varied setting. You can step through attractive landscapes, over open plains and undulating roads, along old railway beds, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Especially the East-Flemish Leie Region and the West-Flemish Scheldt Region are real green hiking paradises where your walking shoes will find their liking.
Relax and relax through the enchanting landscapes, picturesque villages, fierce hills and cooling forests of Flanders' Most Beautiful Landscape. Walking means enjoying. If that is possible along safe and attractive paths in the Flemish Ardennes or along a route that you yourself have mapped out, then it can not go wrong at all.
Walking network Witness Hills Flemish Ardennes: a whole series of sights are interconnected via the nodes. Places of interest include Hotond (Kluisbergen), with its 150 m the highest point of the province, the Muziekbos (Ronse) and the Kluisbos (Kluisbergen), the famous pilgrimage site of Kerselare (Oudenaarde), the lovely hamlet of Ladeuze (Maarkedal), the unique Protestant district Geuzenhoek (Horebeke), the beautiful nature reserve Burreken (Brakel) and the artists' village Kwaremont (Kluisbergen).
With friends a pleasant day of walking along charming villages and towns and special nature reserves. A short trip with a ferry across Schelde, Durme and Rupel. A real experience for children. Or do you opt for a solid multi-day trip? A walk based on the walking nodes network in the Land of Stille Waters or the Rivierenland will give you endless walking pleasure! The networks each count more than 200 km and are signposted in two directions.