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  • Author: TrailExplorer


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.

Distance: 9 km.

Time: 2h30.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: No.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Hexagon with green inscription.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Nature and art.

From the hamlet of Durmen you walk in the direction of the Durme, you follow the meandering river for four kilometers. Once you leave the dike, you will soon arrive at the Sint-Jozef Chapel. From the chapel you return to the starting point through the Durmemeersen. Along the way, 25 reproductions of works by Dré Bogaert have been placed.


Well marked.

Adapted footwear because some paths can be soggy.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Saint Joseph's Chapel.

The Baroque Saint Joseph Chapel is a testimony to the old spread tradition of establishing a small place of prayer on the initiative of private individuals in response to a wish or vow and of the popular custom to request assistance when visiting such a place of prayer. The road chapel also illustrates the old popular devotion to Saint Joseph. The Saint Joseph Chapel was built in 1709 by order of Catharina de Clercq (1671-1743) to fulfill her mother's last wish.

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