This walking route takes you through the Welle and Kapellemeersen one of the last natural flood areas of the Dender valley. This nature reserve in the Dender region is one of the best-preserved natural gems in the Scheldeland.
The walk goes around the Molsbroek nature reserve. On the walking dike you have a beautiful view of the diverse nature with numerous water birds. Along the Durme you walk further to the Hamputten, former sand extraction lakes.
Walking in the Living Leie Nature Park, a ribbon of contiguous nature reserves between Ghent and Deinze. This walk goes from the picturesque village of Afsnee via the coulter of Afsnee and the Beelaertmeersen to the Keuzemeersen.
This beautiful, varied nature walk in the Dender region goes through fields and forests in the vicinity of Smetlede, Papegem and Impe, with the Geelster valley nature reserve as an eye-catcher.
This walk starts in the beautiful village of Sint-Jan-In-Eremo. The name eremo means desert so that this place name refers to John the Baptist. In this region, however, the word desert also refers to the area affected by peat extraction, the creeks. The route takes you along the Leopold Canal to a pedestrian ferry and then along the Vrouwkenshoek, Blok and Boere creeks with beautiful views of the vast polders along the way.
The walk goes through the landscape park of the Puyenbroeck domain in the Siesmeers forest and along the Olengracht on the edge of the Etbos nature reserve to the Zuidlede. The route follows the banks of the Zuidlede, which finds its way between forests and marshy meadows in the Turfmeersen.
Lake Donk is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Berlare, thanks to the hard work of local peat cutters, without whom this would never have been. We follow their trail through Berlare Broek, a pearl of a nature reserve along a forgotten meander from thousands of years ago. The walk shows a wide variety of small and large ponds, reed marsh, wet hay meadows and forests.
Walk through a typical polder landscape over dikes lined with stately poplars, pollard willows along polder roads and creeks as silent witnesses to an eventful history.
This walk goes from the famous Mira Bridge along the Groot Broek and the Meulendijkbroek to the mud flats and salt marshes of the Durme. The walk follows the banks of the Durme for a long time and then goes in the direction of Sombeke along historic roads such as the Sterrewegel. From Sombeke the walk continues past the castle domain of Sombeke back to the starting point.
This walk goes through the beautiful Muziekbos to the Geuzentoren on the Muziekberg. Then you walk through an open landscape with beautiful views to the hamlet of Louise-Marie. From the hamlet it goes in the direction of the Sint-Pietersbos, a relief rich mixed forest with numerous springs.
This walking route goes along the northern part of the Polders van Kruibeke. Here ebb and flow gets free rein, part of the area is flooded every day. You go through a landscape of mud flats and salt marshes, alder forest and meadows. On the connecting piece between the Scheldt and the ring dike you will certainly spot bite marks from beavers.
This walk goes through the gently sloping landscape of the Den Dotter nature reserve, which owes its name to the marsh marigold, a yellow flower that grows abundantly here in spring. The valley of the Molenbeek is the blue thread on this varied walking route.
This beautiful walk in the hilly landscape of the Zwalm Valley goes from Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove to the Steenberg forests with numerous springs and seepage zones. Then it continues through an open landscape with beautiful views in the direction of Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove. Just in front of this small village you walk in the direction of the miner's path and the Boterhoek nature reserve. A small part is followed on the banks of the Zwalm to arrive at the Berendries, a well-known climb from the Tour of Flanders.
Walk from Driegoten across the Scheldt dyke along the Drie Goten forest to the Durme estuary. Here you will find the unique nature reserve the salt marshes of the Durme. Along the banks of the Durme you walk further to the nature reserve the Bunt, a water-rich area with many ponds and fish ponds. Via the inner dike, with a beautiful view of the new flood area, you reach the Scheldt dike and the starting point again.
In the southern part of the polders of Kruibeke you walk successively through alder forests, Scheldt marshes and meadows. You may be spotting a beaver or a deer on your way!
The Faluintjes is a nature reserve in the Brabant Kouters and is sometimes called the green lung of Aalst. The Abbey of Affligem has played a decisive role in the development of the region. For example, it was the monks who made the idea of extracting sand-lime bricks and having hop fields constructed.
This walk takes you from picturesque Basel through alder groves to the Kruibeek creek. Then you follow the Scheldt dike with a beautiful view on the wetlands, the flood area between the Barbier stream and the Kalle stream. From the ferry Basel - Hemiksem you walk in the direction of the castle of Wissekerke.
Immediately after departure you can admire the Paardebroek and the Paardeweide from the Scheldt dike, a wetland with valuable nature. Then you walk on wide unpaved roads in the direction of the Riekend resting point, the smallest museum in Flanders. From there it goes through the Berlare Broek to the Castle of Berlare. Through a small piece of heather it goes back in the direction of the starting point.
Just outside the village center of De Klinge you dive into the Clinge Forest just over the border, a beautiful piece of pure nature of approximately 180 ha. Then it goes to the experience site Klingspoor where you can learn everything about the old Terneuzen-Mechelen railway line. On the border you walk along five old border posts to De Grote and Kleine Weel, also called "De Kriekeputten". A pure nature walk with a hint of history!
The flowery wet meadows of the Latemse Meersen are a feast for the eyes. The walk starts in the painter's municipality of Sint-Martens-Latem and goes through the meersen and along the Leie. Nature at its best.
This route in the Beneden-Dender nature reserve goes through The Wiestermeers, which is part of the Dender valley between Aalst and Dendermonde. After the lock on the Dender it goes towards Denderbelle on the edge of the Bellebroek nature reserve. Via a detour through the Hannaerden, a swampy area in the Pasbeek valley, it goes back to the starting point.
The Kalkense Meersen is one of the last quiet areas in East Flanders. This varied walk goes through a landscape of mud flats and salt marshes, wet grasslands and forest. The Scheldt, Oude Schelde and Kalkenvaart complete the picture.
The first part of the route you walk through the Maldegemveld, a nature reserve where Natuurpunt restores the original heathland landscape. The result is a special piece of green that is reminiscent of the Hoge Venen. The second part goes through the Drongengoed, the largest contiguous forest area in East Flanders.
This walking route introduces you to the beautiful surroundings of Waasmunster. Discover the landscape along the Durme where wet lands, forests and heather alternate. Historical paths, an old railway bed, several castles and the Roosenberg Abbey make it a very varied walk.
Until the Middle Ages, the Steenberg forest was part of a large forest belt in the region. The forest, today a valuable nature reserve with various valleys, descends a 30 meter deep slope and extends over a dozen hectares. In the meadows on the outskirts, cattle help with nature conservation in the summer. On the route there are many chapels and crosses that adorn the landscape. The views on this route are truly breathtaking.
Poeke is a rural village near Aalter and takes its name from the Poeke brook, a tributary of the Durme. This walk takes you in and around the castle domain of Poeke, whose history dates back to the early 12th century. Where originally the enclosed house of the first lords of Poeke, now stands a fairytale castle, surrounded by a 56 hectare castle park with an English and French garden.
Enjoy art and nature along the Durmeboorden, in the footsteps of André Bogaert. A large part of the route runs along the meandering Durme, which was once navigable. Now it looks more like a large brook than a river. Just past the Durmedijk you walk along the picturesque Saint Joseph's Chapel, one of the oldest Belgian shrines dedicated to Saint Joseph. Beyond the chapel, quiet country lanes and unpaved roads lead you through the beautifully ordered landscape of the Durmemeersen.