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.
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.
This walk goes through the Heidebos nature reserve that was once part of a large contiguous forest belt on the drifting sand ridge from Maldegem to Stekene. The route goes through a varied landscape of coniferous forest, deserted fields, heathland, sparse grasslands and drifts with beech trees.
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 walking route goes through forest and field roads in the vicinity of Scheldewindeke and along the Molenbeek which is part of the flood area of Moortsele. Various bunkers from the Second Worldwar can still be found in both Scheldewindeke and Oosterzele.
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.
This walk takes you through one of the best preserved natural areas of the Meetjesland, the Oude Kale valley. You walk along the meandering Oude Kale stream, through grasslands and meadows with beautiful pollard willow rows.
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.
During this hike in the Boekhoute area you will get an impression of the turbulent past of this region in addition to the beautiful nature. The permanent fight against flooding and the two world wars have had a major impact on this area.
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 nature reserve De Linie, a patchwork of forests, marshes, meadows lined with old pollard willows, fields, wood edges, reed beds, old peat pits and ponds. One of the few areas in the province of East Flanders where it can still be really quiet and dark.
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.
On the flanks of the Bosberg lies the Raspaille forest with an eye-catching carpet of colorful spring flowers and a legendary history. Once on the Bosberg you will be treated to a unique view of the valleys of Dender and Mark, but also on the Kluysbos. The valley of the Mark is a mosaic of alder and ash forests interspersed with hay fields and meadows. The Kluysbos, on the other hand, is one of the most beautifully developed source forests in the region.
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.
Near the center of Sint-Antelinks is somewhat hidden in a bowl-shaped valley, the beautiful Duivenbos. An old spring forest, bordering a quiet area and surrounded by an unspoilt agricultural landscape. In spring you will find beautiful carpets of wild garlic and wood anemone.
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.
Rupelmonde is the city where the famous carthographer Mercator was born and the water castle that the counts of Flanders had built in the twelfth century. This walk will introduce you to the beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Scheldt and the wilderness of the Steendorp fortress.
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.
This trail goes through the Stropersbos a natural pearl with stately drives, valuable alder forest, open fields with heath and large grazers! The second part of the walk goes through the nature reserve De Wilde Landen where again meadows, tree meadows with poplars and fresh water lakes determine the landscape.
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!
This walking route goes from the village of Klein-Sinaai to the Fondation of Boudelo nature reserve where moist areas, coppice forests, mature mixed deciduous forests, hay meadows, a high-altitude orchard, beautiful pools, edge locks, field roads and pollard willows determine the view!